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What does a good stadium look like? Matthew Birchall of BuroHappold gives his expert view

Create: 02/20/2017 - 00:00

If football and rugby stadiums were advertised by estate agents then the property descriptions for the West Country could range from ‘bijou, modern, experimental design’, to ‘rather dilapidated, in need of some refurbishment’.

Suffice it to say that virtually all of the region's professional clubs either now play home matches at, or plan to in the near future, new or redesigned grounds. 

Bristol Jets' formation can help badminton take off in the West Country

Create: 01/20/2017 - 00:00

It’s fast and furious with matches shown live on BT Sport – and now the West Country is represented at the pinnacle of British badminton thanks to the introduction of Bristol Jets, the latest franchise to take its place in the growing Bristol Sport stable and one boasting an Olympic medal winner and European champions in its first line-up...

When you hear the word badminton, what do you think of? Many people (this writer included) remember playing the sport in echoey halls at school and stifling a laugh when the PE teacher mentioned the ‘shuttlecock’. 

Bristol Sport: Steve Lansdown explains his vision as revamped Ashton Gate opens for business

Create: 08/22/2016 - 18:17

Speak to some, and they'll tell you Bristol Sport is a mega organisation seeking to consume all within its path. To others it is a beneficial body that has given the city a great stadium, restored its rugby club to the top flight of the English game and seeks to do the same with its football team. But which is true? XtraTime sought an answer through interviews with owner Steve Lansdown and chief executive Andrew Billingham

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