Adelaide Super-Drome

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Adelaide Super-Drome
Location State Sports Park, Main North Road, Gepps Cross, South Australia 5094
Coordinates 34°50′29″S 138°36′45″E / 34.84139°S 138.61250°E / -34.84139; 138.61250Coordinates: 34°50′29″S 138°36′45″E / 34.84139°S 138.61250°E / -34.84139; 138.61250
Broke ground 1993
Opened 1993
Owner South Australian Government
Operator Office for Recreation & Sport
Surface softwood
Architect Carlo Gnezda (building)
Ron Webb (track)
Capacity 3,000
Tenants
AIS Track Cycling (1993-present)
Cycling South Australia

The Adelaide Super-Drome is located at Adelaide, South Australia's State Sports Park, Main North Road, Gepps Cross. The Super-Drome was designed by Architect Carlo Gnezda and was opened in 1993.[1] From 1993 Michael Turtur was the manager and promoter, and was assisted by Ron Webb in bringing out international competitors.

It is the headquarters for the Australian Institute of Sport’s Track Cycling Program due to its fully accredited international-standard training and competition facilities, for Adelaide's mild climate, and for being a short distance to the Adelaide hills.[2]

Events and Usage[edit]

The Super-Drome has hosted international events and has been used as a training base for teams competing in Michael Turtur's Tour Down Under which is run annually in Adelaide and the surrounding countryside since 1999. The Super-Drome was also the site of the 2011 Oceania Track Championships.

It is a popular destination for international track cycling teams looking for a unique environment for a training camp prior to competitions in Adelaide and other States in Australia.

On many weeknights the Super-Drome is the venue for the South Australian Futsal League, where all matches are played.

Facilities[edit]

The indoor velodrome is a 250m international standard timber track made from specially specified Nordic Pine with 43° banking in the turns, constructed under the supervision of British velodrome specialist Ron Webb, while 3,000 spectators are accommodated in fixed tiered seating.[3] On the upper level there is a large corporate function room with catering and bar facilities which has excellent views over the track. On this level there is a separate equipped media room.

In the centre of the cycling track is a multipurpose concrete floor used for various sports which once had a swimming pool set up on the tracks infield as part of a triathlon course.

It is the location for the headquarters and office of Cycling South Australia.

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