Don Valley Stadium

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Europe, United Kingdom, Yorkshire and the Humber

The Don Valley Stadium is a stadium in Sheffield, England and is the home of Rotherham United FC. The stadium is an athletics stadium which has hosted major UK Athletic events and the 1991 World Student Games. Sheffield Eagles RLFC and Parramore Sports FC also use the stadium. It was designed by Sheffield City Council's Design & Building Services and built by RM Douglas Construction. The complex opened in 1990, ready for the 1991 World Student Games and has since become a profitable centre for athletics in the area. It is named after the River Don, near which it lies. The stadium is situated on the Sheffield Supertram line, between Attercliffe and Meadowhall. The stadium is also used for Channel 4's celebrity sports show, The Games, as well as hosting the BritBowl, the championship finals of the British American Football League. The stadium and facilities provide a training base for the City of Sheffield Athletic Club and is home to the Sheffield Half Marathon. Don Valley Stadium is notable as being the largest athletics stadium in the UK, with a seated capacity of 25,000.