Mile End Stadium

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Mile End Stadium

Mile End Stadium, also known as the East London Stadium, is a multi-sports stadium situated in Mile End Park, East London, England. The stadium comprises an athletics stadium and a number of floodlit Astroturf football pitches, tennis and netball courts .

Many of the facilities are being refurbished at the moment. The new sports complex with a 25m swimming pool has been refurbished.

The stadium is home to three senior football clubs: Tower Hamlets, Sporting Bengal United of the Essex Senior League and KIKK United from the Premier Division of the London and South-East Regional Women's League.

It is noted for hosting a gig by Britpop band Blur in June 1995, where 27,000 fans saw the band supported by The Boo Radleys, Sparks, John Shuttleworth, Dodgy and The Cardiacs.[1]

Transport[edit]

Mile End Stadium is served by London Buses Routes 309, 277, D6, D7, and at Mile End 339, 323, 25, 205, 425, Night Route N205.

Mile End tube station is located nearby across Mile End Park for the Central line, District line and Hammersmith & City line services.

Cycle Superhighway CS2 passes close by on Mile End Road.

The Regent's Canal passes close by; offers access to walk or cycle on the towpath. Victoria Park, Globe Town or Limehouse Basin can be reached easily from here via the towpath.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blur live at Mile End Stadium, 1995". Veikko's Blur Page. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 

Coordinates: 51°31′08.44″N 0°02′00.32″W / 51.5190111°N 0.0334222°W / 51.5190111; -0.0334222