Lancaster Ipswich Athletics Track & Stadium

Northgate Sports Centre
Sidegate Lane West

Telephone: 01473 433611
Fax: 01473 713415

Email: ibit@ibc.anglianet.co.uk

Type: Synthetic, 400m, 6 lanes, 8 lane straight

Authority: Suffolk
Ceremonial County: Suffolk

NUTS Name: Ipswich

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OS National Grid Reference: TM 179464
National Grid Reference: 617900, 246400

Paper Maps:
A-Z Ipswich 2C 10
OS Explorer Map: 197
Red Book Ipswich 8 D5

Train: Westerfield (1.5M), Ipswich (2.5M)

Opening Times: Mon-Fri (school term-time) 1800-2200, (school holidays) 0900-2200, Sat-Sun 0900-1800. Club times (exclusive) (IH) Tue & Thu 1800-2100, (JAFFA) Mon 2000-2200, (NJAC) Sat 1100-1300
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult 1.10, Junior 0.55

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Full - 1 HJ, 1 PV, 3 LJ, 2 TJ (2L-DE with PV at one end), 1 SP, 2 DT, 1 HT (DT/HT 2C-INT, DT only 1C-INT), 2 JT
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height adjustable

Changing: Full under grandstand & in Sports Centre
Floodlights: Track only
Seating: 400 (approx) total, 350 (approx) covered, 50 uncovered

Track Certification: Restricted - valid until 31st Mar 2005 (PV, LJ, TJ not allowed same time as long throws)

Clubs: Ipswich Harriers, Ipswich JAFFA RC, Northgate Junior AC, Orwell Panthers A C

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Other Info:
The track and grandstand opened in 1981 and had an Olymprene 78 synthetic surface. There was no permanent track in Ipswich prior to this. The track was resurfaced in 1999 with Spiketop. There is a commentary box in the grandstand. From September to March, the infield is used for Hockey. Ipswich Harriers have a clubhouse at the track. Northgate Sports Centre is a dual use site with Northgate High School. Lancaster Mercedes-Benz Ipswich became the track & stadium sponsors in 1999 and they also sponsor up and coming athletes in the area.

Last update: 10/09/2001

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