Cardiff Athletics Stadium

The Cardiff Athletics Stadium (also known as Leckwith Athletics Stadium) was an athletics and football stadium in Cardiff, Wales. It opened in 1989 and was demolished in 2007, replaced by the Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

Cardiff Athletics Stadium
Leckwith Athletics Stadium
Photo of the interior of the old Leckwith Athletics Stadium (photo taken by: Daniel Goddard)
LocationLeckwith, Cardiff, Wales
Coordinates51°28′22″N 3°12′11″W / 51.47278°N 3.20306°W / 51.47278; -3.20306Coordinates: 51°28′22″N 3°12′11″W / 51.47278°N 3.20306°W / 51.47278; -3.20306
OwnerCardiff Council
OperatorCardiff Council
Opened3 August 1989
3 June 1990 (Official)
Closed2 November 2007
DemolishedNovember 2007
Construction costGB£5.5 million
Main contractorsKier Western Ltd

The Cardiff Grange Quins of the Welsh Football League[1] and the Cardiff City F.C. reserve and ladies teams used the available facilities. The athletics track had a synthetic surface measuring 400 metres with 8 circular lanes and 10 straight lanes. It had been open to the public, seating 2,613 (covered) with changing rooms and all-weather floodlights.

The stadium was opened in 1989. When it was built, the £5.5m stadium was considered to be suitable for the 1994 Commonwealth Games if Cardiff had hosted it.[2]

The athletes to have competed at the stadium included Linford Christie, Colin Jackson, and Jamie Baulch.[2]

The stadium has now been demolished to make way for the Cardiff City Stadium, which is part of the Leckwith development and also retail units as part of the development. A new athletics facility has been built just across the Leckwith Road about 100 metres away as part of the same development,[2] it is known as the Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

During demolition of the Cardiff Athletics Stadium

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  1. ^ "Homeless Quins fighting for survival". Wales Online. 26 July 2008. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
  2. ^ a b c "End of an era for city landmark". icwales (Media Wales). Retrieved 2007-11-25.

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