Gateshead

Gateshead International Stadium

Neilson Road
GATESHEAD
NE10 0EF

Telephone: 0191 433 5700
Fax: 0191 433 5706

Email:
Website: http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/Leisure%20and%20Culture/sports1/facilities/stadium/home.aspx

Type: Synthetic, 400m, 8 lanes, 8 lane straight

Authority: #
Ceremonial County: Tyne & Wear

NUTS Name: Gateshead

Electronic Map Links:
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Multimap 1:25,000 (Area Level)
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Multimap 1:100,000 (Road Level)
Multimap 1:200,000 (Road Level)
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OS National Grid Reference: NZ 270630
National Grid Reference: 427000, 563000

Paper Maps:
A-Z Newcastle upon Tyne 6C 68
A-Z Tyne & Wear 3A 82 & 10P 5
A-Z Newcastle upon Tyne Premier (Ed 4) 22V
OS Explorer Map: 316
OS Pathfinder Map: 549

Train: Gateshead Stadium Metro, Newcastle NR (1.5M)

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 0900-2230, Sat-Sun 0900-1800
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult 3.50, Adult with Active Card 2.60, Junior 3.50, Junior with Active Card 1.25

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Full
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height adjustable

Changing: Full
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: 11762 total, 3300 covered in Tyne & Wear stand, 8462 uncovered

Track Certification: Full - valid until 31st Jul 2014

Clubs: Gateshead Harriers & AC, Low Fell RC, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, University of Northumbria Cross Country & AC

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Other Info:
The track originally opened on 27 Aug 1955 by Jim Peters and consisted of a cinder track and asphalt cycle velodrome and was called the Gateshead Youth Stadium. It was upgraded to a 3M tartan synthetic track with opening meeting on 3rd Aug 1974 in which Brendan Foster broke the world 3000m record. The track was resurfaced in 1982 with Resisport & in 1989 with Spurtan V. The track was most recently resurfaced in 2003. A more detailed history of the track is provided in a leaflet obtainable from the Stadium. There is also a 4 lane 91m training & warm-up straight with field-event facilities and an indoor straight. There is an information page about the stadium on the Gateshead council website. A better indoor track which will be one of the regional indoor athletics centres of the English Institute of Sport is being built to the east of the stadium.

Last update: 25/03/2010

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