Meadowbank stadium set for re-opening

A MODERNISED Edinburgh sporting institution is to open to the general public in the middle of next month.

Meadowbank stadium has been turned into what the local authority describes as a ‘state-of-the-art community facility’, its modernising – since its closure to the public in December 2017 – costing £47m.

Its re-opening is scheduled for July 19.

Says The City of Edinburgh Council, here: “The new venue supports accessible participation and has improved indoor facilities with two multi-sport halls with seating, gym with triple the number of exercise stations and three large fitness studios.”

The revamped facility includes:

* An outdoor eight-lane athletics track with a 499-seat stand and outdoor throwing and jumps areas;

* A 60m, six-lane indoor athletics track and jumps space;

* Two multi-sport halls with fixed and moveable spectator seating;

* A hall for trampolining and dance;

* Two fitness studios, “which include world-renowned Les Mills programme of classes, smart tech bars and weights”;

* A gym with “Life Fitness equipment, dumbbells up to 50kg, Watt bikes, SkiErg, row and Cybex SPARC machines”;

* A Cycle Studio with “Life Fitness IC7 bikes and ICG myride and Les Mills RPM classes”;

* Two squash courts;

* A combat studio for martial arts;

* A boxing gym;

* Two 3G (synthetic) pitches, including one with a 499-seat stand;

* A hospitality suite and event-hosting facilities; and

* Cafe and meeting rooms.

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland