Bournemouth

King's Park Athletics Centre

King's Park Drive
BOURNEMOUTH

Telephone: 01202 394552 (usually unmanned)
Fax: None

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Type: Synthetic, 400m, 7 lanes, 8 lane straight

Authority: Bournemouth
Ceremonial County: Dorset

NUTS Name: Bournemouth

Electronic Map Links:
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Streetmap (Street Level)
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OS National Grid Reference: SZ 118927
National Grid Reference: 411800, 092700

Paper Maps:
A-Z Bournemouth (Ed 3) 1F 59
A-Z Bournemouth Premier (no longer available) 15Ca
A-Z Hampshire 8C 228
OS Explorer Map: OL 22
OS Pathfinder Map: 1320
OS/Philip's South Hampshire 205 F3
Red Book Bournemouth 41 H2
Red Book Dorset 19 H2

Train: Pokesdown, Bournemouth (1.5M)

Opening Times: No official public opening times but can usually use every day. Club times (non exclusive) Tue & Thu (floodlit) 1830-2000, Sun 1030-1230.
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: No
Charges: Adult 3.15, Junior 1.60

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Full - 1 HJ, 1 PV (1L-SE), 3 LJ, 2 TJ (2L-3T), 2 SP, 2 DT/HT (1C-INT, 1C-EXT), 2 JT
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height fixed

Changing: Full in stadium building
Floodlights: Yes but only turned on for club sessions
Seating: 500 (approx) covered

Track Certification: Restricted - valid until 30th Sep 2002 (LJ/TJ not allowed same time as long throws, the external DT/HT cage is excluded)

Clubs: Bournemouth AC, Bournemouth Joggers, Bournemouth University AC

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Other Info:
The official stadium opening meeting was on 23rd July 1960 although the track was in use earlier that summer. It was upgraded to synthetic in 1984 and originally had an Avonsport surface. It was resurfaced in 1990. The local council manage the track having taken back the responsibility from Bournemouth AC. A new yellow-coloured roof was put on the grandstand in late 1999 and an announcers box built. The track area around the 1500m start was repaired in spring 2001 due to continued damage by tree roots. The poplar trees outside the back straight were taken down in summer 2002 and will be replaced by silver birch ones in spring 2003. A lottery bid was submitted in summer 2002 to resurface the track, upgrade it to 8 lanes all round, improve the floodlights, move the internal LJ/TJ runways outside the track, move the PV box to the opposite end of the runway and provide an external throwing area with facilities for all throws. As of Feb 2003, the outcome of this bid is not known.

Last update: 20/02/2003

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