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The Adelaide Super-Drome is located at Adelaide, South Australia's State Sports Park, Main North Road, Gepps Cross. The Super-Drome was designed by Architect Carlo Gnezda and was opened in 1993.[1] From 1993 the venue was managed and promoted by 1984 Olympic Games Men's team pursuit gold medalist Michael Turtur.[2] He was assisted by the venue's track designer Ron Webb in bringing out international competitors.

Adelaide Super-Drome
LocationState Sports Park, Main North Road, Gepps Cross, South Australia 5094
Coordinates34°50′29″S 138°36′45″E / 34.84139°S 138.61250°E / -34.84139; 138.61250Coordinates: 34°50′29″S 138°36′45″E / 34.84139°S 138.61250°E / -34.84139; 138.61250
OwnerSouth Australian Government
OperatorOffice for Recreation & Sport
Capacity3,000
Surfacesoftwood
Construction
Broke ground1993
Opened1993
ArchitectCarlo Gnezda (building)
Ron Webb (track)
Tenants
AIS Track Cycling (1993-present)
Cycling South Australia

It is the headquarters for the Australian Institute of Sport’s Track Cycling Program due to its fully accredited international-standard training and competition facilities, for Adelaide's mild climate, and for being a short distance to the Adelaide Hills.[3]

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Events and UsageEdit

The Super-Drome has hosted international events and has been used as a training base for teams competing in Michael Turtur's Tour Down Under which is run annually in Adelaide and the surrounding countryside since 1999. The Super-Drome was also the site of the 2011 Oceania Track Championships.

It is a popular destination for international track cycling teams looking for a unique environment for a training camp prior to competitions in Adelaide and other States in Australia.

On many weeknights the Super-Drome is the venue for the South Australian Futsal League, where all matches are played.

FacilitiesEdit

The indoor velodrome is a 250m international standard timber track made from specially specified Nordic Pine with 43° banking in the turns, constructed under the supervision of British velodrome specialist Ron Webb, while 3,000 spectators are accommodated in fixed tiered seating.[4] On the upper level there is a large corporate function room with catering and bar facilities which has excellent views over the track. On this level there is a separate equipped media room.

In the centre of the cycling track is a multipurpose concrete floor used for various sports which once had a swimming pool set up on the tracks infield as part of a triathlon course.

It is the location for the headquarters and office of Cycling South Australia.

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