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Could Justin Bieber & Ed Sheeran be headlining new Ashton Gate stadium?

Justin Bieber has kept the chart positions captive for a number of weeks with his new year comeback. Credit: LuMarPhoto / PA Images

Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Eminem are among the names being lined up to officially open Bristol City's rebuilt Ashton Gate stadium.

Bristol Sport say they're in discussion with agents to bring 'the biggest names in the music industry' to the stadium.

We've been in discussions with recording artist D-Jukes and Sophia May from USUK Promotions and other major music agents, to bring the biggest names in the music industry to the stadium and further promote the city of Bristol.

– Andrew Billingham, CEO of Bristol Sport

It's expected to be finished for the start of the football season in August, with the idea that some huge concerts will take place in 2017.


The last stand at Ashton Gate is about to go

The Williams Stand is being demolished to make way for the transformation of Ashton Gate Credit: ITV News

The demolition crews are at work again at Ashton Gate stadium in Bristol.

This time they're tearing down the Williams' stand in the next phase of rebuilding Bristol City's football ground.

Taking down the 60-year-old stand is part of the £45 million transformation of the stadium.

Once finished, it will become the largest conference and events venue in the South West.

Residents campaign to reopen Ashton Gate station

Residents campaign for a new station Credit: ITV West Country

Residents and local businesses have launched a campaign for a new train station at Ashton Gate in Bristol.

Today campaigners stood at the site where they want the station to be placed after the old station was closed in 1964. The Department for Transport has already provided funding to reopen stations at Portishead and Pill in four years time but residents and business leaders say Ashton Gate should be reopened too.

Bristol City reveals Ashton Gate's new look

The new West Stand at Ashton Gate Credit: Bristol Sport

Bristol City has unveiled artists impressions of how the redeveloped Ashton Gate stadium will look.

Earlier this month they revealed the project is on schedule and should be ready in time for next season.

More images will be on display at a supporter consultation meeting at the stadium next Thursday 4 December.

The new South Stand at Ashton Gate Credit: Bristol Sport


Bristol City 'East End Shed Man' becomes internet hit

Ben Swift has a near clear view of the Ashton Gate pitch. Credit: Bristol City TV

A Bristol City fan has gained supporters of his own after he was seen watching his team play, for free, from the roof of his garden shed.

Ben Swift's home sits next to the Ashton Gate Stadium. When the club's Wedlock Stand was demolished in July it left him with a clear view of the pitch.

It's earned him the nickname 'East End Shed Man' and has won a league of followers on Twitter.

"Exciting times" for Bristol City FC

Steve Lansdown has confirmed work on Bristol City's Ashton Gate stadium could begin as early as May. Speaking at the club's Annual Supporters Meeting he said:

We’ll sign the section 106 agreement any day now, and then we have six weeks to wait for the Judicial Review period. We wanted to give some certainty to supporters, so if we get through to March with no Judicial Review, then we will be going ahead with the redevelopment plans, starting in May. It’s exciting times

– Steve Lansdown, Bristol City, majority shareholder
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