Odyssey Arena

2 Queen's Quay

Telephone: 028 9051 1419 (Arena general), 0870 243 4455 (Arena Box Office), 028 9045 1055 (Odyssey main number), 028 9076 6000 (SMG - Arena Operator)
Fax: 028 9051 1641 (Arena Box Office), 028 9045 1052 (Odyssey main number)


Type: Synthetic, 200m, 4 lanes, 6 lane straight

Ceremonial County: Belfast City

NUTS Name: Belfast

Electronic Map Links:
Multimap 1:10,000 (Street Level)
Multimap 1:25,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:50,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:100,000 (Road Level)
Multimap 1:200,000 (Road Level)
Streetmap (Street Level)
Streetmap (Area Level)
Streetmap (Road Map)

OS National Grid Reference:
National Grid Reference: Unknown, Unknown

Paper Maps:
Collins Belfast Streetfinder Atlas # J7
Collins Belfast Streetfinder Map J7
OS of NI Discovery 15
OS of NI Greater Belfast (1994 edition) H8

Train: Bridge End, Central

Opening Times: Not open to the public
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: N/A

Track Diagram: Not available
Field Event Facilities: 1 HJ, 1 LJ/TJ (1L-SE), 1 PV (1L-SE)
S/C Water Jump: None

Changing: Full
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: 4002 covered

Track Certification: Full - valid until 31st Dec 2008. However remeasurement is required after each erection.

Clubs: None

The display of inline maps of track locations is no longer
a free service and so has had to be withdrawn

Please use the Electronic Map links

Sponsorship for is being sought
Please contact Tim Grose

Other Info:
The Odyssey Arena is the showpiece of Odyssey, Northern Ireland's Landmark Millennium Project. The Odyssey complex also features W5, an interactive science and technology centre, Sheridan IMAX® theatre and the Sheridan Pavilion featuring bars, restaurants, shops and the Warner Village Cinemas multiplex with 12 screens. The arena which was designed by Marshall Haines & Barrow can be used for a variety of sporting and cultural activities and opened on 2nd December 2000 with an ice hockey match between the Belfast Giants and the Ayr Eagles. The track has hydraulic bends which can be raised for athletics events and then lowered afterwards. The rest of the oval would be covered when not in use. Only the 6 lane 60m sprint straight and the internal PV and LJ/TJ runways are rolled up when not in use. The surface of the track is Mondo Sportflex Super X Classic as is common with all the UK's oval indoor tracks and it is coloured in a single shade of a blue. The capacity of the arena is 10,000 for non athletic events but drops to 4002 for athletics. The track was used for the first time on 15-16 Feb 2003 when the Irish Indoor Champs were staged here. It is highly unlikely that the track will be generally available for training. The Odyssey Arena has a website and there is also one for the whole complex at

Last update: 13/01/2004

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