Olympic champion Jessica Ennis has made a last-ditch appeal to save the stadium where she was discovered as a teenager and still trains.
Councillors are expected to approve the closure of the Don Valley Stadium at a meeting later today.
Ennis said: "I've got some amazing memories, starting my athletic career there and having that iconic stadium in my home city is incredible.
"To lose that would be such a shame for future athletes coming through, so I hope that the right decision's made and we can find a way to keep it."
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Sheffield's Olympic heptathlon champion Jess Ennis will not compete indoors in 2013 as she focuses her attention on the World Championships in Moscow this summer.
"After the incredible high of the Olympics and the post Games celebrations I went back into tough winter training with an open mind on whether or not I would want to compete indoors this year.
"Training has been going well, but I feel that my focus really has to be attempting to win another world title in Russia this summer and not the short term indoor season."
"Jess is a very mature and seasoned athlete who is focused on performing at her best in major championships. We 100 per cent support her decision in this respect, and look forward to seeing her in action later this year in the build up to the World Championships in Moscow."
Ennis' first competition of 2013 is likely to be the Edinburgh Women's League on June 8 and her first heptathlon in Tallinn, Estonia at the end June.
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Sheffield's Olympic champion Jessica Ennis will be in Sheffield today to sign copies of her autobiography, "Unbelievable".
She will be at Waterstones in Sheffield City Centre from 5.30pm.
Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis is in Leeds today signing copies of her book, "Unbelievable".
She will be at Waterstones from 4.30pm.