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Outdoor facilities

Outdoor pitch

The outdoor facilities have their own dedicated reception.        Blue logo

Please ring +44 1624 688593 or +44 7624 431809 to book any of the outdoor facilities.

The athletics stadium was resurfaced in 2009 and has a 400 metre, 6 lane (2x8 lane straight) fully floodlit synthetic running track overviewed by a 500 seat grandstand. The track has a current UK Athletics certificate. Equipment is provided which meets all UKA and some IAAF standards, including an 11m hammer/discus cage (with wheelchair ground fittings), javelin area, 2 double runway jump pits, 2 grass shot put areas (1 with wheelchair ground fittings), new international pole vault area, full steeplechase with water jump and 2 portable athlete shelters.

Alongside the stadium is a full size (7,000 square metres) floodlit synthetic pitch, renewed in 2008 with a Thornton's Premier 20 sand dressed synthetic pitch. The pitch is available for club and public hire for hockey and football with both full size and junior pitches (2) subject to the programme.

The outdoor facilities are serviced by toilets within the main athletics track grandstand including disabled access, along with a separate building with 4 group/team changing rooms with shower areas (disabled access), disabled toilets, baby changing facilities and a first aid room for events. There are coin return lockers in each of the large rooms for personal belongings.

The NSC has recently added the new Bowl 3000 seat fully floodlit (500 lux) stadium to its facilities, with a Lano Sports Rugby MXSi20 65 IS 25 synthetic pitch. This is a 65mm synthetic surface with a rubber infill approved for rugby and football use. The pitch will be available for club and public hire for rugby and football training later this year (after the XIth Commonwealth Youth Games), although it is available for use for small sided games and training from July 2011. The stadium has a full size football pitch with goals, 2 junior football pitches with goals as well as 2 team dugouts. Toilets and changing rooms are provided within the facility.

Completing the outdoor facilities is an 800m fully lit tarmac raceway, which forms the perimeter of the outdoor provision and provides a competition and training facility for cycling criterium racing, racewalkers and road runners.

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