Melbourne Park Athletics Centre

Salerno Way

Telephone: 01245 605666
Fax: 01245 491851


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

Authority: Chelmsford
Ceremonial County: Essex

NUTS Name: Chelmsford

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: TL 693089
National Grid Reference: 569300, 208900

Paper Maps:
A-Z Chelmsford 6D 4
A-Z Essex 5G 61
OS Explorer Map: 183
Red Book Chelmsford 10 C5

Train: Chelmsford (2M)

Opening Times: Mon-Sun 0900-2200
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult (floodlit) 2.60, (non floodlit) 2.40, Junior (floodlit) 1.30, (non floodlit) 1.20

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

Changing: Full
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: 267 seats

Track Certification: Full - valid until 31st Mar 2005

Clubs: Chelmsford AC

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Other Info:
The track was originally 6 lane cinder and opened in 1962. It was called Melbourne Stadium and the 1963 English Schools Champs were staged here. The track was upgraded to synthetic at a cost of 1.5 million and reopened in April 1999. The track surface is Spiketop TC. The runways are coloured green. Before the track was upgraded there used to be covered seating for 700 in two adjacent stands alongside the home straight. In June 2000 it was announced that a 2.2 million Sport England Lottery Fund application for an indoor centre with a 6 lane 60m straight, facilities for throws and jumps, full changing facilities and a 200 seater stand has been successful. The official turf cutting ceremony was held on 24th October 2001 and the indoor track was first open to Chelmsford AC members on 16th July 2002. The track is run by Chelmsford Borough Council.

Last update: 13/09/2004

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