Upper Heyford

RAF Upper Heyford Sports Stadium

off Camp Road
Upper Heyford



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

Ceremonial County: Oxfordshire

NUTS Name: Upper Heyford

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OS National Grid Reference: SP 507256
National Grid Reference: 450700, 225600

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Train: Lower Heyford (2M)

Opening Times: Not open to the public
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: N/A

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: None that are usable - 1 SP (no board), 1 DT (no cage)
S/C Water Jump: None

Changing: None
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: Uncovered terracing down home straight (2 rows)

Clubs: None

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Other Info:
The track was part of the former RAF Upper Heyford air force base which was used by the US Air Force and which closed in 1993. The buildings on the side of the road opposite the airfield where the track is located have been deserted and the track has suffered a similar fate. The surface of the track is quite overgrown and is no longer used. A sign at the track indicates that the infield was also used for either football or the American version and there are rugby-type posts in the overgrown infield. It is not certain whether the track is 400m or 440y. At one stage the former air base was to become a new international airport instead of Terminal 5 at Heathrow. The base was then put up for the new National Centre of Sport, with the track being upgraded to synthetic and other facilities being built but they lost the bid to Sheffield. As of 2003, the site is owned by North Oxfordshire Consortium who are seeking planning permission to convert part of the base into housing.

Last update: 18/02/2003

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