Saffron Lane Stadium

Saffron Lane Sports Centre
Saffron Lane

Telephone: 0116 255 6675, 0116 233 3045 (general Sports Centre number)
Fax: 0116 233 3171


Type: Synthetic, 400m, 8 lanes, 9 lane straight

Authority: Leicester City
Ceremonial County: Leicestershire

NUTS Name: Leicester

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: SK 587021
National Grid Reference: 458700, 302100

Paper Maps:
A-Z Leicester 6B 28
OS Explorer Map: 233

Train: Leicester (2M)

Opening Times: Sports Centre hours (not sure if applies to track) Mon-Sun 0900-2200 but not sure if applies to track
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult unknown, Junior 1.10

Track Diagram: Not available
Field Event Facilities: Full
S/C Water Jump: Yes

Changing: Full
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: Large covered stand

Track Certification: Restricted - valid until 31st May 2006 (no SC or PV, LJ/TJ in one direction only, no long throws whilst LJ/TJ is in progress)

Clubs: Leicester Coritanian AC, Leicester WC, Owls AC Leicester

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a free service and so has had to be withdrawn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

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Other Info:
The track opened as a synthetic 'En-Tout-Cas' one on 6 May 1967 and was the first track of its type in England. Apparently it was a thin surface of rubberised crumbs as compared to the denser tartan material which had more bounce to it. The surface has obviously been upgraded since then. The complex includes a cycle velodrome which is next to the track, gym, all-weather and grass football pitches and fitness circuits.

Last update: 28/07/2003

Please send any amendments to Tim Grose

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