Argyll Velodrome

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Argyll Velodrome
Location6850 88 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
Coordinates53°30′26″N 113°27′46″W / 53.507320°N 113.462749°W / 53.507320; -113.462749Coordinates: 53°30′26″N 113°27′46″W / 53.507320°N 113.462749°W / 53.507320; -113.462749
OperatorArgyll Velodrome Association
Field size333.33 m (1,093.6 ft) x 7 m (23 ft)
SurfaceConcrete
Construction
Built1976
Opened1977
ClosedSeptember 1989 - August 1996

The Argyll Velodrome is an outdoor velodrome in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.[1] The velodrome is 333.33 m (1,093.6 ft) x 7 m (23 ft) wide with a 37 degree banked concrete surface.

History[edit]

The velodrome was built for the 1978 Commonwealth Games and later also hosted the track cycling competitions at the 1983 Summer Universiade.[2] The velodrome was closed between September 1989 and August 1996. Later it hosted the 2001 National Track Cycling Championships and 2005 World Masters' Games. In September 2007 Edmonton unveiled plans to build a new velodrome to replace the Argyll Velodrome. In October 2012 the city council approved the proposal for an indoor track for the Coronation area.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Argyll Velodrome. Argyll Velodrome. Retrieved on 2012-01-13.
  2. ^ Russian bear displays true golden color TrtC CITIZEN. AUBURN. N.Y., TUESDAY, JULY 5
  3. ^ AVA. A Brief History of the Argyll Velodrome: Outdoor to Indoor. Accessed 3 March 2016.

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