SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: Full Planning Application Submitted to Sheffield City Council

  • 15/04/2024

Dear Member,

Thank you for your continued support for The World’s First Football Club, Sheffield FC.

As I am sure you are aware, we, along with the Sheffield Eagles, have jointly submitted a full planning application for a 5,000-capacity inclusive community stadium to Sheffield City Council.


This new stadium at Meadowhead will not be just another shared football and rugby ground. It will be a new destination for Sheffield Eagles and ‘The World’s First Football Club’ Sheffield FC and it will allow us to relocate back to our home City where it all began over 166 years ago.

The development will include professional football and rugby league facilities as well as a cricket pavilion, multi-use artificial sports pitches, a football museum and an indoor community sports hall. 

We plan on creating a vibrant destination on both the days when Sheffield FC and Sheffield Eagles teams are playing in the stadium, as well as on non-match days through a busy diary of community, social and other activities such as conferences and meetings, functions and cultural activities. It really will be an exciting destination for sport, physical activity, business, educational, cultural, and other events that will attract local, regional, national, and international audiences.

We would like to encourage all our members to show your solidarity for the Club by logging on to the Sheffield City Council planning portal and leaving a message of support for the application -

Up the Club!

Yours in Sport,

Richard Tims – Chairman