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[12 AUG 98] RUGBY NEWS
Giant Rugby Plans For Rugby

A new 25,000 seater rugby stadium is proposed on a 330 acre site near to Rugby, Warwickshire.

It would be the dominant feature in a 50 million scheme for a huge leisure complex and Rugby Lions RFC would make it their new home.

The scheme, which is proposed for Leicester Road in Rugby would feature a multi-screen cinema, a skating rink, bowling alley, tennis club, a rugger academy to develop young talent and a sports injury clinic.

There would also be rugby-themed shops and restaurants and a museum showing how the game of rugby sprang to life at the town's famous public school where schoolboy William Webb Ellis famously 'picked up the ball and ran' during a soccer match.

The whole project would be funded by Sandringham Investments, a pension fund, which has agreed to buy the 330-acre Ash Tree Farm close to the M6 motorway.

Outline planning is being sought from the town council and it is hoped to start building next year.
 

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CWN / Sport / Rugby / News / 12 Aug 98

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