Sutton Arena

Sutton Arena Leisure Centre
Middleton Road

Telephone: 020 8404 1950
Fax: 020 8770 4116


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

Authority: Sutton
Ceremonial County: Greater London

NUTS Name: Carshalton

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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 266666
National Grid Reference: 526600, 166600

Paper Maps:
AA Street by Street London 225 H4
A-Z Croydon 2E 8
A-Z London Master 73Fb 145 (S)
A-Z London Atlas/DeLuxe 2B 122
A-Z London 7B 122
A-Z Surrey 6B 44
Collins London Comprehensive 200 DD101
Collins London 93 G7
OS Explorer Map: 161
OS Pathfinder Map: 1191
OS/Philip's Surrey 40 D2

Train: St. Helier, Mitcham (Tram)

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 0700-2200, Sat-Sun 0800-1800
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult 3.75 (Non member), 2.40 (Member), 1.60 (Concessions), Junior 2.40 (Non member), 1.50 (Member). Monthly and quarterly track passes available. Membership options available for reduced charges.

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Full - 1 HJ, 2 PV (1L-DE), 2 LJ, 2 TJ (2L-ALT), 1 SP, 2 DT, 1 HT (DT/HT 1C-INT, DT only EXT but for practice only), 2 JT
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height fixed

Changing: Full in pavilion
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: 128 uncovered

Track Certification: Full - Grade B

Clubs: Sutton & District AC, Sutton Runners, Velocity Racers

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Other Info:
The track was originally 440y cinder and the opening meeting was on 6th June 1953. It was orientated at 180 degrees to the current track and called Carshalton Sports Arena. It was 27 feet wide and so had 6 standard lanes and one narrow 3ft inside lane which was only used for distance races. The track was used by Mitcham AC from the early 1960s who merged with Sutton & Cheam AC in about 1984 to become Mitcham & Sutton AC. The track was upgraded to a Spurtan BS synthetic one in 1992 and the name changed to Sutton Arena and the club to Sutton & District AC to reflect the borough that the track is in as Sutton council funded the development. The earth removed to level the surface was used to create the large banking alongside the back straight. Prior to 2001, all the runways were coloured green. The track was resurfaced in 2001 and now the HJ area and the jumps runways are coloured light blue. In early 2003, an indoor training facility opened next to the track. The whole facility is managed by GLL.

Last update: 16/07/2010

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