By Frances Marcellin    22 Jul 2022

The £47m Meadowbank Sports activities Centre in Edinburgh is now open to the general public

Sports activities services embrace outside and indoor athletics tracks, sports activities halls and two pitches

Gymnasium is fitted out with Life Health gear, together with free weights and Les Mills lessons are on provide

There are devoted studios for biking, boxing and health, in addition to a trampoline and dance corridor

Edinburgh’s new Meadowbank Sports activities Centre has opened after a five-year, £47m construct which noticed the demolition of the unique Meadowbank Stadium on the location.

The unique Meadowbank was constructed for the 1970 Commonwealth Video games, which it hosted in 1970 and 1986.

Owned by The Metropolis of Edinburgh Council and managed by charity Edinburgh Leisure, the brand new facility gives a complete vary of inclusive sports activities and leisure services which can be geared toward serving everybody in the area people.

“Participation and accessibility are on the coronary heart of the centre, and it’ll carry enormous bodily, psychological, and social advantages to generations of native folks for years to come back,” stated stated Cammy Day, Metropolis of Edinburgh Council chief.

“There’s a packed programme of exercise and vary of lessons for all pursuits and talent.

“Meadowbank has been an iconic a part of the capital’s sporting historical past and I’m in little doubt that the brand new centre will construct on this legacy.”

Meadowbank’s services embrace an eight-lane athletics observe with 499-person seat stand (in addition to an outside throwing and jumps space); a six-lane indoor operating observe; two multi-sport halls (with movable and glued seating – and height-adapted basketball for wheelchair customers); a corridor for trampolining and dance; two health studios (92 lessons supplied, together with Les Mills); 30-capacity cycle studio with Life Health IC7 bikes and ICG My Journey; a gymnasium fitted out with Life Health gear and in addition together with Wattbikes, SkiErg, row and Cybex Sparc machines, resistance and free weights; two squash courts; a fight studio for martial arts, a boxing gymnasium and two pitches (one with 499-person seat stand).

Sport Scotland had invested £5m into the event.

Mel Younger, chair of Sport Scotland stated: “Meadowbank Sports activities Centre has been a sporting and social hub for thus many individuals within the Edinburgh space through the years. Due to this unimaginable £47m refurbishment, folks of all ages and talents will be capable of reap the advantages of the newly refurbished services.

“The re-opening of Meadowbank will present the area people with entry to a state-of-the-art sport and bodily exercise centre on their doorstep, creating important participation alternatives. This collaboration between The Metropolis of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh Leisure and Sport Scotland is a good instance of partnerships working, growing real alternatives that may assist make sport and bodily exercise a lifestyle for native folks.’’

Leisure Media has been monitoring the event of Meadowbank through the years, from the primary redevelopment session in 2016, to reporting on the two filed planning purposes in 2018 and the beginning of demolition work on the present constructing in 2019.

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