Don Valley Stadium to close

Don Valley Stadium
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Sheffield City Council announce that they are to close the Don Valley Stadium.

Sheffield City Council have announced that they are to close the Don Valley Stadium.

The athletics arena, where Olympic champion Jessica Ennis trained before the London Games, cost £29m to build.

Authorities in Sheffield have claimed that the decision was based on the need to save money.

"It's a huge shame. To see it demolished would be a massive, massive disappointment," Ennis is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

"We've achieved so much as a country in the London Olympics, so to lose some great facilities sends out the wrong message, really.

"I understand budgets and costs, but I think we need to find a way to keep it."

Sheffield Council have been told that they must make cuts of £50m this year.

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