Cardiff Athletics Stadium

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Cardiff Athletics Stadium
Leckwith Athletics Stadium
Photo of the interior of the old Leckwith Athletics Stadium (photo taken by: Daniel Goddard)
Location Cardiff, Wales
Coordinates 51°28′22″N 3°12′11″W / 51.47278°N 3.20306°W / 51.47278; -3.20306Coordinates: 51°28′22″N 3°12′11″W / 51.47278°N 3.20306°W / 51.47278; -3.20306
Owner Cardiff Council
Operator Cardiff Council
Capacity
2,613
Surface Synthetic
Construction
Built 1989
Opened 3 August 1989
3 June 1990 (Official)
Closed 2 November 2007
Demolished November 2007
Construction cost GB£5.5 million
Main contractors Kier Western Ltd

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 an 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.[1]

The athletes to have competed at the stadium included Linford Christie, Colin Jackson and Jamie Baulch.[1]

During demolition of the Cardiff Athletics Stadium

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,[1] it is known as the Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

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  1. ^ a b c "End of an era for city landmark". icwales (Media Wales). Retrieved 2007-11-25. 

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