Bristol Rovers’ plans for a new-build 21,700-seater stadium have been approved, it was revealed this week.
South Gloucestershire councillors voted in favour of the facility near the University of the West of England at Stoke Gifford.
The plans include additional facilities such as 1,000 car parking spaces, a gym, a convenience store and teaching space for the university.
They were approved subject to a planning obligation that included contributions toward local transport infrastructure and the prevention of uncontrolled on-street car parking.
Councillor Dave Hockey said: “This stadium has been a long time in development and will be a very welcome addition to South Gloucestershire’s cultural and sporting amenities.” Work is expected to begin in January 2013 with completion expected in spring 2014.