1st here are (Courtesy of Wikipedia) some important dates in Eastiville Stadium's history. With a few extra entries added by me, in blue. (Jamie) 1897 – Bristol Rovers first appearance at Eastville. 1921 – Bristol Rovers purchase the stadium. 1924 – The mostly wooden south stand was built. 1935 – The Tote End was constructed. 1940 – The stadium is sold to the Bristol Greyhound Company. 1952 – First Commentary Broadcast to the Bristol Hospitals by the Bristol Hospital Broadcasting Service. 23 August v Shrewsbury Town Rovers won 2–1. 1959 – The North Stand opened, and floodlights installed. 1960 – Highest recorded attendance for a Rovers match. 38,472 v PNE in the FA Cup 4th Round, 30 January. 1961 – A roof and new terracing installed at the Tote End. 1969 – M32 motorway opened. 1977 – Motorcycle Speedway introduced to the ground. 1980 – South Stand fire in August. 81-82- Rovers offer City £450,000 to buy Ashton Gate. 81-82 Board looking at sharing Ashton, (£45,000/year) or Twerton Park, (£15,000/year). 1986 – Bristol Rovers play their last ever game at Eastville. 1997 – Last Greyhound meeting. 1998 – Eastville stadium demolished.
Below are a series of articles that appeared in our programme between October and December-2007 outlining some of the clubs efforts to build a new stadium.