Councillor Eddie Fearon, Rushcliffe Borough Council, has told ITV News Central that Gresham Pavilion sports ground in Nottinghamshire has been closed because of health and safety issues.
This comes after travellers illegally set up camp in the sports grounds car park.
Several local football and rugby teams have had to cancel fixtures and training sessions.
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