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Cardiff Athletics Stadium

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Operator  Cardiff Council
Built  1989
Main contractors  Kier Western Ltd
Capacity  2,613
Demolished  November 2007
Surface  Synthetic
Closed  2 November 2007
Opened  3 August 1989
Owner  City of Cardiff Council
Construction cost  5.5 million GBP
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Location  Leckwith, Cardiff, Wales
Similar  Cardiff International Sports St, White City Stadium - Cardiff, Cardiff Arena, Ely Racecourse, Wales National Ice Rink

Luke dawe runs 100m at old cardiff athletics stadium july 2006


The Cardiff Athletics Stadium (also known as Leckwith Athletics Stadium) was an athletics and football stadium in Cardiff, Wales. It opened in 1989 and was demolished in 2007, replaced by the Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

The Cardiff Grange Quins of the Welsh Football League and the Cardiff City F.C. reserve and ladies teams used the available facilities. The athletics track had a synthetic surface measuring 400 metres with 8 circular lanes and 10 straight lanes. It had been open to the public, seating 2,613 (covered) with changing rooms and all-weather floodlights.

The stadium was opened in 1989. When it was built, the £5.5m stadium was considered to be suitable for the 1994 Commonwealth Games if Cardiff had hosted it.

The athletes to have competed at the stadium included Linford Christie, Colin Jackson and Jamie Baulch.

The stadium has now been demolished to make way for the Cardiff City Stadium, which is part of the Leckwith development and also retail units as part of the development. A new athletics facility has been built just across the Leckwith Road about 100 metres away as part of the same development, it is known as the Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

References

Cardiff Athletics Stadium Wikipedia


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