Don Valley Stadium

Don Valley Stadium

Last month, the Sheffield Telegraph reported on the heartbreak of the demolition of the Don Valley Stadium despite a thousand strong petition against the closure.
Workmen have now moved in to begin pulling it down and it has been reported that the demolition contractor is not being paid a set amount but allowed to sell the scrap they remove from the stadium.
If this is the case, the Council needs to reassure us that it has protected Sheffield taxpayers from the volatility of the scrap market. It would be appalling if the closure of the Stadium, for which we are still paying, was followed by a demolition contractor making a killing on scrap sales because of a poorly put together contract.
We don’t need to know the full details of the contract, and it may end up being a good deal for the taxpayer, but the Council must reassure us that there is a plan in place for profit sharing or claw back in the event of a jump in the price of scrap.
Having already lost our iconic stadium, Sheffield must not lose out on money made as a result of its closure.