Eastville was the home of Bristol Rovers for 89 years.
It was this stadium that gave rise to Rovers fans’ nickname of the Gas, or Gasheads. This was due to the stadium being built near to a gasworks where the smell was in the air.
The stadium was mostly terracing, with the main stand that covered one-third of the pitches length on one side and a lower but slightly longer stand opposite. Even these areas of the stadium had terracing on either side and underneath the seating.
The South Stand of the ground was destroyed by a fire in 1980.
The last Bristol Rovers game was played here on the 26th of April 1986, where a 1-1 draw was played out with Chesterfield.
Greyhound racing continued at the stadium for a number of years after Bristol Rovers left in 1986 before Eastville Stadium was eventually demolished in 1998.