CAMPAIGNERS are delighted by the news that Oxford Stadium will reopen.

The Save Oxford Stadium campaign was set up when the site closed in a bid to fight against development plans.

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It is glad that efforts have paid off with the news of Kevin Boothby reopening the site.

Campaigner David Lestrade said: "I feel elated. I think all the hard work that everybody put into the Save Oxford Stadium campaign has been fully justified.

"Everyone would like to thank Oxford City Council and Kevin Boothby for believing in the project.

"Oxford City Council has backed the campaign and it's quite unusual for a council to be so on-side like that. They're really fully committed to having a leisure facility."

With the stadium previously hiring between 80 and 100 people, the site will provide jobs for people in the city, particularly those in the Blackbird Leys area.

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Mr Lestrade added: "In Blackbird Leys alone, major employers are the Kassam Stadium and the complex down there and now you're looking at another major employer in the Blackbird Leys Greater Leys area. It will have a massive impact on people who are looking for that extra part-time evening work."

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