SWINDON Robins fans are planning to gather at the Abbey Stadium on Monday evening to demand answers on the lack of development at the Blunsdon racetrack in recent weeks.

With the new main stand in pieces outside the stadium and only part of the new-look stadium having been worked on, Robins fans are becoming increasingly frustrated over the lack of progress or communication from those in charge of the building.

A group of speedway supporters will meet outside the Abbey at 6pm on Monday to show Gaming International, Swindon Greyhound Stadium management, and Swindon Borough Council the desire to see speedway return to Blunsdon and ask for some clarity on the situation.

Cliff Williams, one of the fans who will be in attendance on Monday, told Adver Sport he “just wants answers.”

Mr Williams said: “They (Gaming International and SBC) don’t speak to us, no one does.

“We just want to know what is going on and whether we will have a club to support.

“The Robins have been going since just after the Second World War ended - speedway is vital to this town, it always has been.”

Swindon Advertiser: An aerial shot of the Abbey Stadium with the back-straight stand having been flattened Photo: Jonny WhitworthAn aerial shot of the Abbey Stadium with the back-straight stand having been flattened Photo: Jonny Whitworth

‘Save Our Abbey Stadium’ - the group in charge of the meeting - say anyone who supports the club is welcome to come along and join in the call for answers.

The Robins have not competed since 2019 - the season in which they won the Premiership and Supporters Cup double - due to the Covid pandemic and planned building work at the Abbey.

Ahead of the 2021 season, Swindon announced they would not be racing once again due to Covid and the delay in building work being completed.

Gaming International chairman Clarke Osbourne said his company “hoped” to have work completed “by the winter” yet the Robins are no closer to finding out whether they will have a fully-functioning stadium to race in next season.

With the deadline coming up to let British Speedway know of the club’s intentions, time is of the essence for the Robins.

Should they not be able to race in 2023, the club - which has called the Abbey home since 1949 - will find it more difficult to return in the future.