A New Stadium for Rotherham United – A Siting Exercise
These resources were developed by Tony Dodsworth (Community Plan Manager, St. Pius X Catholic High School, Wath upon Dearne) and Dean Hughes (Rotherham Development and Investment Office (RIDO)) who brought his Google Earth expertise to the project.
In this exercise students will gain experience of using GIS to help to reach a decision about the best site for a new football stadium in Rotherham. Google Earth is an excellent geographical tool to use in school and this exercise makes good use of it. Issues linked to land use are central to this exercise and students are given the opportunity to collect information about different places in and around Rotherham and use it to decide on the best site for a football stadium.
Resources for this exercise can be downloaded below.
- Worksheet 1: Key Factors in Siting and Location
- Worksheet 2: Making a Choice
- Worksheet 3: Student Report
- Google Earth file for this activity (Note: this file is now defunct.)
- Guide to using Google Earth files
The following images accompany this activity and are photos of the potential sites proposed by Rotherham Borough Council for the development of the new stadium. In addition there is a photo of the existing site.