Delight as Sheffield flood-hit pavilion is replaced

Oughtibridge Memorial Sports Ground'The ruins of the former pavilion
Oughtibridge Memorial Sports Ground'The ruins of the former pavilion
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Sports fans are preparing to move into their new pavilion – six years after the old building was ruined by the 2007 floods.

The £340,000 facility is to be formally launched at Oughtibridge Memorial Sports Ground on Bank Holiday Monday.

Oughtibridge Memorial Sports Ground'Artist's impression of new pavilion

Oughtibridge Memorial Sports Ground'Artist's impression of new pavilion

The new pavilion, funded through insurance, Sport England and Oughtibridge District Community Association, includes changing rooms, showers, storage and a bar.

It will serve five football teams and Oughtibridge Cricket Club, which are all based at the ground, off Waterside Gardens, beside the River Don.

Simon Ogden, a member of the sports ground’s committee, said: The 2007 floods left the old pavilion partially washed away and in ruins, while the pitch was covered in debris. Construction of the new building started last year and we are delighted it has been completed.”

“We are holding the launch celebration on Monday from noon, with the ribbon on the new building cut at 1pm.

Oughtibridge Memorial Sports Ground'Debris cover the pitch after flood in 2007

Oughtibridge Memorial Sports Ground'Debris cover the pitch after flood in 2007

“There will be a family fun day, with sports and entertainment through the afternoon and continuing until the evening.”