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28Oct93 UK: BRADFORD TO PRESS ON WITH 'WORLD'S LARGEST VENUE'.

Bradford Council has decided to press ahead with a £100 million proposal from Gleyson Stewart to build what is claimed to be the world's largest venue with a natural turf pitch and a retractable roof.The scheme has been selected from eight original proposals after the council advertised throughout Europe to find a private sector developer for the site which is the home of Bradford Northern Rugby League club and the Richard Dunn sports centre.The winning scheme is also the largest submitted and involves construction of a superdome with a glass sliding roof to accommodate rugby, stockcar racing, speedway, athletics, theatrical events, concerts and exhibitions.The stadium will have a capacity of 60,000, all-seated and there will be up to 2,000 press seats.Included in the plan are two themed attractions: Sports World and Music World.There will also be two hotels which together could provide conference facilities for up to 4,000 people and banqueting for 1,500. CONSTRUCTION NEWS