VIDEO: Belle Vue set for final farewell

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Doncaster Rovers’ former Belle Vue stadium is finally set to disappear - nearly nine years after hosting its last ever game.

Work is now underway on a new housing development on the site of the old ground which Rovers left in 2006 for the short move to the nearby Keepmoat Stadium.

Field of nightmares: The sorry state of Belle Vue will bring a tear to the eyes of diehard Rovers fans. Picture: Chris Bull D6416CB

Field of nightmares: The sorry state of Belle Vue will bring a tear to the eyes of diehard Rovers fans. Picture: Chris Bull D6416CB

Fencing has been put around the crumbling remains of the derelict stadium which hosted the club between 1922 until December 2006 with signs announcing the imminent work on the site also erected.

Doncaster Council’s planning committee gave its backing to the plans by Barratt Homes Yorkshire East last year.

More than 150 new homes are expected to be built on the Bawtry Road site.

Since Rovers departure, the ground has fallen into disrepair and the pitch has become heavily overgrown but is still regularly visited by football fans from across the country to catch a glimpse of the old weed-strewn terraces.

Our video shows the sad state of the ground - footage that will bring a tear to the eyes of Rovers diehards.