The Memorial Stadium has been the home of Bristol Rovers Football Club since 1996. Originally opened in 1921 as the home of Bristol Rugby Club and dedicated to the memory of local rugby union players who had been killed during the First World War.
Bristol Rovers became joint owners of the stadium in 1996, after leaving their former of Eastville in 1986 due to financial difficulties then being exiled in Bath for 10 years. Rovers took over full ownership two years later after Bristol Rugby (Bristol Bears) experienced financial difficulties.
Bristol Bears remained at the stadium until 2014, when they moved across the city to the redeveloped Ashton Gate. Although there has been much discussion of Rovers moving, the club have continued to redevelop the Memorial Stadium.
The stadium hosted a 2013 Rugby League World Cup group match between the Cook Islands and the United States.
Tickets at Memorial Stadium
Ticket prices for home Bristol Rovers matches at Memorial Stadium can be purchased online, at the Club Store at the ground or on matchday from the match day ticket office.
Ticket prices for the 2019/20 season ranged from (with tickets for the ‘Top Six’ costing an extra £3):
- Adult: £19-£25
- 65+/U21 £15-£21
- U16: £10-£12
- U11: £5-£7
Location and Travel to Memorial Stadium
The Memorial Stadium is located in the suburb of Horfield in the north of Bristol, approximately 3 miles north of the city centre.
Airport: Bristol Airport is located south of the city, with airlines including easyJet, Flybmi, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines and TUI Airways serving many European destinations. The airport is just a 20 minute drive away from the Memorial Stadium.
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Bus: There are a number of buses that travel from central Bristol to the Churchways Avenue stop just outside the ground, including the 71, 73, 75 and 76.
Coach: Bristol Coach Station is about 2 miles away from the ground, with buses 71, 73, 75 and 76. heading towards the stadium from the station.
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Driving & Parking: When travelling to Bristol, it is likely you will travel from the M4 and M5. Parking at the stadium is only available for permit holders, however there is usually plenty of on street parking available on Muller Road or Gloucester Road.
Train: The closest stations to the stadium are Montpelier and Bristol Parkway, both just under 2 miles away. Trains run to both of them from the city’s main station, Bristol Temple Meads which has services from a number of UK major cities, including London Paddington, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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