Cardiff International Sports Stadium

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Cardiff International Sports Stadium
Stadiwm Chwaraeon Rhyngwladol Caerdydd
Cardiff International Sports Stadium logo.jpg
Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club.JPG
Location Leckwith, Cardiff, Wales
Coordinates 51°28′23″N 3°12′36″W / 51.47306°N 3.21000°W / 51.47306; -3.21000Coordinates: 51°28′23″N 3°12′36″W / 51.47306°N 3.21000°W / 51.47306; -3.21000
Owner Cardiff Council
Operator Cardiff Council
Capacity 4,953 (seated: 2,553; standing: 2,400)
Surface Track & Field (Grass)
Construction
Broke ground March 2007
Built 2007-08
Opened 19 January 2009
Construction cost £5.7million
Main contractors Cowlin[1]
Tenants
Welsh Athletics
Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club
Cardiff City L.F.C.
Cardiff Grange Harlequins F.C.

The Cardiff International Sports Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm Chwaraeon Rhyngwladol Caerdydd), is an athletics stadium in the Leckwith area of Cardiff, Wales.

The stadium opened in 2009 as part of the major Leckwith Development, which included a new football and rugby stadium, the Cardiff City Stadium, and a retail park.

In July 2015, Cardiff Council let the stadium and its grounds to Cardiff and Vale College, who further sublet the sports facilities to the House of Sport Limited,[2] this lease runs for 30 years as a result of which the stadium is no longer open to the public during the day, although evening opening is unaffected.

Development[edit]

The original completion date of the main stadium building and floodlighting of the running track was moved back from May 2008 to early September 2008.[3]

The stadium has replaced the older Cardiff Athletics Stadium, which has been demolished as part of the overall Leckwith development, which includes the Cardiff City Stadium.[4]

The £5.7million project took 46 weeks to build.[5]

Official Opening[edit]

The official opening of Cardiff International Sports Stadium was on 19 January 2009, attended by former Welsh athletics star Colin Jackson.[6]

Facilities[edit]

Stadium capacity is 4,953; 2,553 seated and 2,400 standing.[7]

The stadium includes a gym, AstroTurf pitches, meeting rooms, and offices.

It includes the headquarters of Welsh Athletics—the sport's governing body for Wales—and Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Work begins on Leckwith athletic stadium
  2. ^ Report to the Council, 15 March 2015, Cardiff Council. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  3. ^ Cardiff Athletics Stadium Archived June 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Cardiff Council.
  4. ^ The Leckwith Development Archived June 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Cardiff Council.
  5. ^ "Supporting sporting Cardiff" (PDF). 2007. Archived from the original (pdf) on August 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Jacko back to his roots to open city's new sports arena.", South Wales Echo, 20 January 2009. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Cardiff International Sports Stadium". Cardiff City Council website. Cardiff Council. 2 August 2010. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 

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