Willesden Sports Stadium

Willesden Sports Centre
Donnington Road
NW10 3QX

Telephone: 020 8459 6605
Fax: 020 8451 4109


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

Authority: Brent
Ceremonial County: Greater London

NUTS Name: London (Wil)

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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 229839
National Grid Reference: 522900, 183900

Paper Maps:
AA Street by Street London 103 H6
A-Z London Master 39Xa 60 (C)
A-Z London Atlas/DeLuxe 4F 56
A-Z London 1D 58
A-Z London Mini 5D 19
Collins London Comprehensive 139 CV67
Collins London 56 H1
Collins London Mini 8 D5
OS Explorer Map: 173
OS Pathfinder Map: 1159

Train: Kensal Rise NR, Kensal Green LU/NR, Willesden Junction LU/NR, Willesden Green LU

Opening Times: Track closed in August 2004 for refurbishment (previously was Mon-Fri 0900-2200, Sat-Sun 0900-1700. Club times (non exclusive) Tue & Thu 1830-2030)
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Track closed in August 2004 for refurbishment (previously Adult 1.00, Junior 0.50)

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Former track: Full - 1 HJ, 2 PV (1L-DE, no rails), 2 LJ/TJ (2 1L-SE), 1 SP, 1 DT/HT (2C-EXT), 1 JT (EXT)
S/C Water Jump: Former track: Inside track but the barrier has been removed

Changing: Full in Sports Centre
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: 478 total, 412 covered but quite a few seats are missing

Track Certification: None

Clubs: Queens Park Harriers

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Other Info:
The track was originally cinder and opened in June 1952. It is believed to have been upgraded to synthetic in the mid 1980s but no meetings have ever been staged on the synthetic track mainly because the infield is an astroturf football/hockey pitch and so long throws are not possible within the stadium. There is a DT/HT cage and a JT runway in an adjacent field but the HT circle surface needs to be repaired and the cage has some holes in it. The SP sector is noticeably uphill. The stadium and track are quite run down. The track surface is fairly worn although it is usable and the stadium suffered an arson attack in 1999 and part of it is boarded up. The track closed in August 2004 for refurbishment and it is believed will reopen in early 2006 as a 7 lane track with an 8 lane home straight.

Last update: 05/11/2004

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