Battersea

Millennium Arena, Battersea Park

LONDON
SW11 4NJ

Telephone: 020 8871 7537
Fax: 020 7498 0771

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Website: http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/644/sports_facilities/381/battersea_park_millennium_arena

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

Authority: Wandsworth
Ceremonial County: Greater London

NUTS Name: London (BP)

Electronic Map Links:
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Multimap 1:25,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:50,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:100,000 (Road Level)
Multimap 1:200,000 (Road Level)
Streetmap (Street Level)
Streetmap (Area Level)
Streetmap (Road Map)

OS National Grid Reference: TQ 285774
National Grid Reference: 528500, 177400

Paper Maps:
AA Street by Street London 166 C1
A-Z London Master 52Jb 104 (C)
A-Z London Atlas/DeLuxe 8E 74
A-Z London 7E 76
A-Z London Mini 3C 64
Collins London Comprehensive 160 DG80
Collins London 67 A7 & 19 C7
Collins London Mini 31 A3
OS Explorer Map: 161
OS Pathfinder Map: 1175

Train: Battersea Park NR, Queenstown Road NR, Sloane Square LU, Pimlico LU

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 0730-2200, Sat-Sun 0730-1930
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult 2.70 (2007), Junior Unknown

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Full - 1 HJ, 2 PV (1L-DE), 4 LJ/TJ (2 1L-DE, 1 shared with PV), 1 SP, 1 DT/HT (2C-INT), 2 JT
S/C Water Jump: Outside track, height adjustable

Changing: Full in pavilion
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: 274 covered

Track Certification: Full - valid until 30th Jun 2005

Clubs: Belgrave Harriers, Imperial College Cross Country & AC, Serpentine RC, University of London AC, University of London Cross Country Club, Veterans AC

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Other Info:

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The original track here was built in the 1920s and was cinder and 3 laps to the mile. It was subsequently shortened to 440y in 1951 and then to 400m in the late 1960s. The GLC put up 350K to upgrade it to a Spurtan BS synthetic track and the opening meeting was on 26th June 1983. At the end of May 1999, the track closed for a year to replace the old pavilion with a new two-storey one, to build a covered stand alongside the home straight and to upgrade the track from 6 lanes all round to 8 lanes. The cost of this was 2.6M and was jointly funded by Wandsworth Council and a Lottery Sports Award. The track was built by Ballast Wiltshier and H.E. Construction Services Ltd. and has a Polytan WS surface which is very soft. It is now officially known as the Millennium Arena but previously it was just called Battersea Park Athletics Track. The downstairs of the pavilion is for athletics changing and the upstairs is a fitness centre. It was first used for a Scouts meeting on 21st May, opened to the public for training on 22nd May, was officially opened by Tessa Sanderson on 1st June and the official track opening meeting was on 4th June 2000.

Last update: 24/06/2003

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