Meadowbank Stadium

Meadowbank Stadium, with a capacity of 16,000, is the biggest sports centre in Edinburgh and is located on London Road, in the east of the city. Built at a cost of £2.8 million for the 1970 Commonwealth Games and used again as the principal venue when the Games returned to Edinburgh in 1986, it regularly hosts sporting events at international level. The stadium includes a track, grandstand, sports centre and velodrome. The original facility was controversially demolished in 2019-20 as part of a £45 million redevelopment, funded by sale of part of the land for commercial and residential development.

It was here that runner Liz McColgan won her gold medal in the 10,000m during the 1986 Commonwealth Games. Owned and run by the City of Edinburgh Council, more than 80 sports can be catered for at Meadowbank throughout the year.

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