Opening two years late, with contractors going into administration, and costs over-running by millions - today's announcement is the latest in a long line of problems faced by 'The Public'.
Wesley Smith takes a look back at its troubled past.
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Heavy, thundery downpours throughout the rest of the day, so take care on the roads.
There is also a Met Office yellow alert in place for heavy downpours.
Frankie Gavin was due to take on Sam Eggington at the Barclaycard Arena next week.