The £47m Meadowbank Sports activities Centre in Edinburgh is now open to the general public
Sports activities services embrace out of doors and indoor athletics tracks, sports activities halls and two pitches
Health club is fitted out with Life Health gear, together with free weights and Les Mills lessons are on supply
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 positioning.
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 might be geared toward serving everybody in the area people.
“Participation and accessibility are on the coronary heart of the centre, and it’ll carry large bodily, psychological, and social advantages to generations of native individuals for years to return,” mentioned mentioned Cammy Day, Metropolis of Edinburgh Council chief.
“There’s a packed programme of exercise and vary of lessons for all pursuits and skill.
“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 monitor with 499-person seat stand (in addition to an out of doors throwing and jumps space); a six-lane indoor operating monitor; 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 provided, together with Les Mills); 30-capacity cycle studio with Life Health IC7 bikes and ICG My Experience; a fitness center fitted out with Life Health gear and likewise together with Wattbikes, SkiErg, row and Cybex Sparc machines, resistance and free weights; two squash courts; a fight studio for martial arts, a boxing fitness center and two pitches (one with 499-person seat stand).
Sport Scotland had invested £5m into the event.
Mel Younger, chair of Sport Scotland mentioned: “Meadowbank Sports activities Centre has been a sporting and social hub for therefore many individuals within the Edinburgh space through the years. Due to this unimaginable £47m refurbishment, individuals 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 superb instance of partnerships working, growing real alternatives that can assist make sport and bodily exercise a lifestyle for native individuals.’’
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 functions in 2018 and the beginning of demolition work on the present constructing in 2019.