Newcastle upon Tyne

City Stadum

Newington Road



Type: Cinder, 400m/440y, 6 lanes, 6 lane straight

Authority: #
Ceremonial County: Tyne & Wear

NUTS Name: Newcastle (Ci)

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OS National Grid Reference: NZ 261649
National Grid Reference: 426100, 564900

Paper Maps:
A-Z Newcastle upon Tyne 3A 68 & 2H 5
A-Z Tyne & Wear 7J 61 & 3L 5
A-Z Newcastle upon Tyne Premier (Ed 4) 19T
OS Explorer Map: 316
OS Pathfinder Map: 549

Train: Manors Metro, Jesmond Metro

Opening Times: Open all the time
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: No
Charges: None

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: None that are usable
S/C Water Jump: None - pit has been filled in

Changing: None
Floodlights: None
Seating: None

Clubs: None

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Other Info:
The track was built by Newcastle City Council on what was derelict ground in the late 1950s or early 60s. It was originally intended to have a banked cycling track as well but these plans fell through. The banks are still there and must have been great for spectators. Open meetings were held here throughout the 60s and early 70s. It was also known as Ouseburn Stadium as the Ouse Burn which is a tributary of the River Tyne flows deep below the stadium in a culvert built in 1906/08. The council had great ambitions for the stadium and originally built turnstiles, but no perimeter fence which was always a standing joke in the local community. It had a small wooden building with two changing rooms but this has been demolished. The site was not big enough for a more ambitious development and fell into disuse after the track at the Lightfoot Stadium a few miles away was built. The track is now in very poor condition but is still used by joggers, kids on bikes and the occasional stolen motorcycle. The field facilities are all unusable. The infield is a grass football pitch.

Last update: 27/05/2001

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