Manchester

City of Manchester Stadium

Sportcity
Rowsley Street
MANCHESTER
M11 3FF

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

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Ceremonial County: Greater Manchester

NUTS Name: Manchester (C)

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OS National Grid Reference: SJ 868985
National Grid Reference: 386800, 398500

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Train: Ashbury's, Manchester Piccadilly (1.5M)

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This is the track that was used for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. The foundation stone was laid by Tony Blair on 17th December 1999. The stadium cost 90 million to build with most of the money coming from the Lottery Sports Fund and forms the centrepiece of Sportcity - a 104.2 million investment in sporting venues in the immediate area of the stadium which is in East Manchester and has been referred to as Eastlands. The track surface is Mondo. The main contractor for the stadium was Laing with McArdles responsible for the track, Bernhards for the surface and Athletic Markings Ltd. for the lines. The stadium capacity for the Games was 38,000 after which the track was removed and the stadium will in 2003 become home to Manchester City Football Club with the seating capacity increased to 48,000. The line markings were completed on 18th October 2001. On 16th October 2001, Kevin Keegan cut a blue ribbon to unwrap the first seat in the stadium. The first meeting on the track was the North of England Junior Championships in May 2002. Other than the Commonwealth Games, the only other meeting to be staged here was the England Commonwealth Games trials in June 2002. There is also a training track next to the stadium which acted as the warm up track for the 2002 games and also an indoor 200m track. The official Commonwealth Games 2002 website is at www.commonwealthgames.com/ which includes recent pictures of the stadium. The games took place between 25 July and 4 August 2002.

Last update: 01/09/2002

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