Meadowbank Stadium to be demolished in redevelopment plan
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December 12 2013Meadowbank Sports Centre and Stadium following a preliminary appraisal of options for the venue.
The trio of concepts have been drawn up by Reiach & Hall and the Sports Consultancy and all envision demolition of the 1970’s structure to make way for modern facilities
At a minimum this would see a ten-court sports hall with seating for 2,500, a five-court sports hall with bleacher seating for 650, a full-sized 3G training pitch for football and rugby, an outdoor athletics track with a central grass pitch and seating for 500 built on the site for £35.1m.
Should it be deemed necessary then this basic concept could be extended to include a full-size 3G pitch and an indoor 3G pitch at a total cost of £41m.
A final, maximum, option would include a 10,000 capacity stadium, an indoor athletics training facility, indoor tennis centre and an indoor velodrome – but comes with a maximum price tag of £85.2m.
Councillor Richard Lewis said: “Meadowbank is a much-loved and well-used facility but it is now nearing its fiftieth birthday and those facilities that were once considered state-of-the-art, are now no longer fit for purpose.
“I strongly believe that this city desperately needs new facilities at Meadowbank and that we should focus on a more compact, regional standard training facility that is tailored to the current and future sporting needs of both the community and the national governing bodies.”
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