Rebuilding Chester’s Amphitheatre

Chester is famous throughout the world for its Roman heritage.  From the beautiful Roman walls to the numerous excavated foundations, you can find history in every corner of the city. Well, Chester is about to rebuild one of its biggest Roman attractions.

Chester’s Roman amphitheatre has been left in ruins ever since the Romans left Britain around 400AD. Over 1,600 years later, the council plans to rebuild the gladiator arena. Watch our interview with Jeremy Underhill, a board member for the City of Chester Planning Commission, below.


Jeremy Underhill says that the reconstructed arena will be a boost to the local economy. With new jobs and a need for a host of volunteers, the stadium is set to be a hive of activity.

The ambitious build is expected to be complete in the summer of 2021. Sporting a fully functioning vomitorium and pitch, the Chester’s Roman amphitheatre will hold monthly games for the enjoyment of the people of the city.

The first games are planned shortly after the opening in the summer of 2021, with the first guests of honour being the children of the local primary schools, with front row seats.

We are delighted to be the first to bring you this news as it breaks on 1/4/2019.

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