Perth SpeedDome

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Perth SpeedDome
Location Eddie Barron Drive
Midvale, Australia
Coordinates 31°52′44.36″S 116°1′34.91″E / 31.8789889°S 116.0263639°E / -31.8789889; 116.0263639
Owner WA Sport Centre Trust
Operator Venues West
Capacity 1500
Surface Siberian pine (250 m or 270 yd)
Construction
Opened November 1989
Architect Ralph Schürmann
Project manager Ron Webb

The Perth SpeedDome is a velodrome in Midvale, Western Australia, Australia. It is Western Australia's only indoor velodrome.[1] It was designed by German architect Ralph Schürmann[1][2] and constructed under the supervision of English velodrome specialist Ron Webb.[1][3] The SpeedDome was opened in November 1989, replacing the Lake Monger Velodrome, an old outdoor concrete velodrome in Mount Hawthorn.[4] The SpeedDome hosted the 1997 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. It regularly hosts training camps for Great Britain, Netherlands, Japan and New Zealand track cycling teams.[5]

The track is 250 metres (820 ft) long and made of high grade siberian pine.[4] It has seats for 1,500 people with facilities available for up to 2,300 people. In the centre of the cycling track is a multipurpose concrete floor used for inline hockey, figure, speed skating and roller derby.[1] A purpose-built kick boxing gymnasium is located underneath the cycling track.[1] Additional facilities include three media boxes, tenant and administration offices, competitors reception area and competitor and officials change rooms.[5]

The complex also has a 700-metre outdoor criterium track, incorporating a bicycle training facility.[4]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "SpeedDome". Australian Stadiums. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Cycle Tracks List of References No. 50-100". Schuermann Architects. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Velodrome tracks by R.V.Webb Consultants". R.V. Webb Consultants. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Speed Dome offers a range of facilities" (pdf). Department of Transport. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "SpeedDome". Venues West. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 

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Preceded by
Manchester Velodrome
Manchester
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Venue

1997
Succeeded by
Vélodrome de Bordeaux
Bordeaux