How Ashton Gate Stadium is turning into a multi-functional venue
Phase 1 consisted of the redevelopment of Ashton Gate Stadium. While phase 2 will focus on additional multi-sport development.
Phase 1: Ashton Gate Stadium redevelopment
As the old stadium didn’t allow for year-round multifunctional use and the facilities were deteriorated, Ashton Gate decided to redevelop its stadium. The project included:
Demolition of the existing Williams and Wedlock (East End) stands, to be replaced by new, larger stands, with executive boxes
Extension of the existing Dolman stand
Shifting of the current pitch by 5 metres to enable the Dolman extension, and a new pitch laid to enable shared use with the rugby club (Bristol Bears)
Other works on the stadium site to complete its redevelopment into a modern stadium, with a capacity of around 27,000
After completion, Ashton Gate Stadium noticed a positive impact on the, retail sales, F&B sales, community programmes and the hospitality offering.
Phase 2: additional multi-sports development
The next phase of the development project will feature the construction of two sites adjacent to the stadium. On the first site, which is 2.2 hectares, they are planning to construct:
A 4,000-capacity sports and convention center
2,790 square meters of office space
A 750 to 850 capacity multi-level car park