Scotstoun Stadium

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Scotstoun Stadium
Stadium Track and Pitch.jpg
Location Scotstoun Sports Campus
72 Danes Drive
Glasgow
G14 9HD
Owner Glasgow City Council
Operator Glasgow City Council
Capacity Approx 5,000
Construction
Opened 1915
Renovated £17.5m
Architect Barr[1]
Tenants
Glasgow Warriors (from 2012)


Scotstoun Stadium is an athletics and Rugby union venue located in the West End of Glasgow.

Glasgow Warriors have trained at the facility since 2009 and will play their home games here from the 2012-13 season onwards.[2]

In 2012, the Stadium hosted the Scotland Sevens[3] - the Scottish leg of the IRB Sevens World Series.

History

The facility first opened it doors to the public 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 the 14th January 2010 by the Princess Royal.


Renovation

Renovations involved building brand new state of the art 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 brand 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 designed with athletes in mind.


Events

ScottieRoo

Scotstoun Stadium will be 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 is the training base for the Glasgow Warriors[4] as well as Victoria Park City of Glasgow AC.[5]

It was confirmed on 9th December 2011 that Scotstoun Stadium will host the Scottish leg of the IRB World Sevens Series in May 2012

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






Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Barr tipped for first Commonwealth Games win". Building. 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  2. ^ "Statement From Glasgow Warriors And Scottish Rugby On Scotstoun Stadium". Glasgow Warriors. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  3. ^ "World Series moves to Glasgow". irbsevens.com. 2011-12-09.
  4. ^ "Glasgow Warriors to train at new Scotstoun Stadium". Health Club Management News. 20 Apr 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Victoria Park City of Glasgow Athletics".

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