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6 June 2014

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport meets with Nick Higgs

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport visited the Memorial Stadium this afternoon, as part of a tour of Bristol.

Sajid Javid met with Charlotte Leslie and Nick Higgs to discuss the plans for the new UWE Stadium and associated developments.

The Minster expressed a great deal of interest and support for the project and the £200 million of investment it will bring to the local area.

The Chairman spoke with him at length about the cost to the club and its partners of the delays from the JR and English Heritage appeals and the knock on effect this has had on timescales.

Nick outlined to him that although the club still aim to start building this year, it is now unlikely the stadium will be ready for the start of the 2015/16 season.

Everyone at the club would like to thank Mr Javid and Charlotte Leslie for their support on this issue.

We hope to bring you more news on the stadium project in the next few weeks.

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