Prince of Wales Stadium

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Prince of Wales Stadium
Full nameThe Prince of Wales Stadium
LocationTommy Taylors Lane,
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire
GL50 4RN
Coordinates51°54′39″N 2°4′50″W / 51.91083°N 2.08056°W / 51.91083; -2.08056Coordinates: 51°54′39″N 2°4′50″W / 51.91083°N 2.08056°W / 51.91083; -2.08056
Capacity2,000 (480 seats)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1981
Opened1981
Renovated1999
Tenants
Gloucestershire All Golds Smiths Rugby Club

The Prince of Wales Stadium is a multi-sport stadium in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, with a running track and athletics facilities.[1] Since 2014, the stadium has been owned and managed by The Cheltenham Trust.

The stadium is home to Smiths Rugby Club who use the ground for training and home games. It is also home to Cheltenham & County Harriers.

Since 2013, the Gloucestershire All Golds rugby league club have played in Championship 1 at the stadium. The Cheltenham Rugby Festival rugby league nines event has also been held there.

In October 2014, Cheltenham Saracens R.F.C. made the stadium their training base.

History[edit]

The Prince of Wales Stadium was opened in 1981. A cricket match between Australia and Gloucestershire was played as part of its opening.

In September 1981, Cheltenham Tigers rugby union club moved to the stadium. They played a match against Harlequins to celebrate the occasion.

The track was reopened on 2 October 1999 after the track surface had been resurfaced with Polytan PUR at a cost of £185,000. In 2014, the stadium became part of The Cheltenham Trust, a charity which manages several properties which were formerly run by Cheltenham Borough Council.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheltenham: Prince of Wales Stadium". UK Running Track Directory. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.leisureatcheltenham.com/community-activities/

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