Scotstoun Stadium

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Scotstoun Stadium
Stadium Track and Pitch.jpg
Scotstoun Stadium is located in Glasgow council area
Scotstoun Stadium
Scotstoun Stadium
LocationScotstoun Sports Campus
72 Danes Drive
Glasgow
G14 9HD
Public transitScotstounhill railway station
Dumbarton Road bus stop (before Harland Street)
OwnerGlasgow City Council
OperatorGlasgow City Council
Capacity4,765 (permanent)[1]
Construction
Opened1915
Renovated2008–2010
Construction cost£17.5m (2008–10 renovation)
ArchitectBarr[2]
Tenants
Glasgow Warriors (2012–)
Victoria Park City of Glasgow Athletics Club
Scotland (Sevens World Series) (2012–15)

Scotstoun Stadium is an athletics and rugby union stadium in Scotstoun, an area in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Warriors have trained at the facility since 2009 and play their home games here from the 2012–13 season onwards.[3] It has a capacity of 9,708 for rugby union.[4]

Between 2012 and 2015, the Stadium hosted the Scotland Sevens[5] – the Scottish leg of the IRB Sevens World Series, but then the leg was moved to a new host country, France in 2016.

History[edit]

The facility first opened in 1915 as Scotstoun Showgrounds after the land was developed by the Glasgow Agricultural Society as a venue for agricultural shows. It was soon being used as a venue for sporting events and as a result the Grandstand was erected. The facility underwent a huge renovation in 2008 and on completion was re-opened on 14 January 2010 by the Princess Royal.

The stadium forms part of the wider Scotstoun Sports Campus[6][7] which in addition to being a leisure centre open to the public, includes high-quality facilities for racquet sports (hosting the 1997 IBF World Championships, 1997 Sudirman Cup[8] and 2007 Sudirman Cup[9] in badminton, and the table tennis[10] and squash events[11] at the 2014 Commonwealth Games), as well as a swimming pool which was the venue for the Synchronised swimming competition forming part of the multi-sport 2018 European Championships held in Glasgow and Berlin.[12]

Renovation[edit]

Renovations involved building new stadium facilities housing new office space, meeting rooms, an indoor 100 metre sprint track, as well as resurfacing the outdoor 400 metre track with a full size rugby pitch in the in-field. The stands were extended creating a north stand and south stand which together can seat up to 5,000.

2010 also saw the introduction of new synthetic pitches and rugby training pitches located at the far end of the stadium. In addition to these, the stadium has a strength and conditioning suite for athletes.

Events[edit]

ScottieRoo

Scotstoun Stadium was used as a training venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is regularly used for premier athletics events attracting world class athletes from all over the UK.

It became the training base for the Glasgow Warriors rugby team in 2009[13] who subsequently started playing home games at the venue in September 2012, moving from their previous home at Firhill.[14] Scotstoun Stadium first hosted the Scottish leg of the IRB World Sevens Series in May 2012, and continued to host the event until it was moved to France in 2016.

Victoria Park City of Glasgow Athletics Club also trains at Scotstoun.[15]

Scotstoun Stadium has their own mascot, ScottieRoo, who regularly makes appearances at special events and children's birthday parties.[citation needed]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Occupant Capacity of Scotsoun Stadium". What Do They Know. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Barr tipped for first Commonwealth Games win". Building. 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  3. ^ "Statement From Glasgow Warriors And Scottish Rugby On Scotstoun Stadium". Glasgow Warriors. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  4. ^ "Pro12: Glasgow Warriors". rabodirectpro12.com. Pro12. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
  5. ^ "World Series moves to Glasgow". irbsevens.com. 2011-12-09.
  6. ^ "Scotstoun Sports Campus". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Glasgow Club: Scotstoun". Glasgow Life. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Sudirman date is huge filip for Smillie". The Scotsman. 15 May 2004. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Glasgow bids to host badminton's 2017 Sudirman Cup". BBC Sport. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Table tennis". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Squash". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Europe's top synchronised swimmers set to make a splash at Scotstoun Sports Campus". Glasgow 2018. Culture and Sport Glasgow. 7 March 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Glasgow Warriors to train at new Scotstoun Stadium". Health Club Management News. 20 Apr 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  14. ^ "Glasgow Warriors 13-18 Scarlets". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  15. ^ "Victoria Park City of Glasgow Athletics".

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Coordinates: 55°52′52″N 4°20′31″W / 55.881137°N 4.34181°W / 55.881137; -4.34181