Eirias Park

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Eirias Park sports stadium

Eirias Park or Parc Eirias is a 50-acre (20 ha) public park in Colwyn Bay, Conwy County Borough, Wales.

Situated within the park is the Colwyn Leisure Centre, whose facilities include a six-lane 25-metre swimming/leisure pool with various water features and a separate water slide. There is also a fitness suite, health suite, sauna, steam room and warm spa pool.

Outdoor facilities include a sports stadium with grandstand and floodlit synthetic hockey/football playing area. Additional facilities include indoor and outdoor tennis courts, bowling greens, boating lake, children's playground and picnic area.

The sports stadium has been identified by the Welsh Rugby Union as the likely venue for the RGC 1404 rugby union side, initially planning to join the Welsh Premiership, with an eventual goal of becoming the fifth Welsh rugby region.[1][2] In light of this a number of improvements are planned to upgrade the stadium.[3]

Colwyn Bay F.C. have played on three different grounds at Eirias Park during their history. The Arena was a temporary home during the early 1980s prior to the club's move to their present Llanelian Road home ground.

Plans to build a closed road cycle circuit were unveiled in 2007.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.walesonline.co.uk/rugbynation/rugby-news/2008/12/11/new-home-for-north-wales-rugby-revealed-91466-22451032/
  2. ^ "Colwyn Bay venue for rugby team". BBC News. 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  3. ^ http://www.northwalesweeklynews.co.uk/conwy-sport/conwy-county-sport/2008/12/11/rugby-wru-unveil-parc-eirias-as-home-of-north-wales-rugby-55243-22454535/
  4. ^ "Proposed Closed Road Circuit - Eirias Park Cycle Circuit Latest News". Welsh Cycling. 2007-05-03. 

Coordinates: 53°17′28″N 3°42′46″W / 53.2911°N 3.7127°W / 53.2911; -3.7127