Post Office Road
|Post Office Road|
Post Office Road
|Location||Featherstone, West Yorkshire, England|
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Post Office Road, currently styled as the Bigfellas Stadium for sponsorship purposes (and previously The Chris Moyles Stadium named after the Radio 1 DJ and celebrity Chris Moyles and before that the Lionheart Stadium after sponsorship from UK Coal), is a rugby league ground in Featherstone, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England. It is the home of rugby league club Featherstone Rovers. The ground's current capacity is 6,750.
Sponsorship and name changes
From 2007, it was announced that ground would be renamed the Chris Moyles stadium after the Radio 1 Disc Jockey. This decision attracted criticism from some fans who felt Moyles had nothing to do with the tradition of the club or rugby league (he was born in Leeds and is famously a loyal Leeds United fan). However others saw it as a positive move and good publicity for the team. Moyles did not pay any money in the deal but mentioned Featherstone Rovers occasionally on his breakfast show. From 2009, the ground sponsorship was taken up by Bigfellas Nightclub following a two year sponsorship deal.
West Terrace, Main Stand and Clubhouse
Built: 1987 Capacity: 1,300 Seats: 950
Railway End (North)
Currently undergoing re-development to increase the grounds capacity. This redevelopment will include an all seated stand on the railway end and an extension of the community stand. Built: 1980 Capacity: 900 Seats: None
Scoreboard is at this end of the ground
East Terrace and SCS Components Community Stand
Built: 1997 Capacity: 3,550 Seats: 2,750
Post Office Road End (South)
Built: 1980 Capacity: 900 Seats: None
- Rugby fans baffled as ground is named after DJ The Independent, 18 November 2006
- Featherstone Rovers Yorkshire Rugby League
- Rooney backs Yorkshire schools Rugby League News; Accessed 28 January 2007
- "Featherstone Rovers make a big step to name stadium". Pontefract & Castleford Express. 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
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