The new £47 million Meadowbank Sports Centre has officially opened its doors.
Built by GRAHAM, the City of Edinburgh Council said that the ‘state-of-the-art’ community facility will support physical activity, sport, health, and wellbeing in the capital for ‘generations to come’.
The new venue supports accessible participation and has outdoor and indoor athletics tracks; two multi-sports halls with spectator seating; two fitness studios; a cycle studio; a gym; squash courts; a martial arts studio; boxing gym; two 3G pitches with a 499-seater stand; and a hospitality suite and cafe.
The City of Edinburgh Council leader, Cammy Day, said, “We are delighted with the new Meadowbank Sports Centre – I believe it will be one of the best facilities for community and club sport in the country. I hope the fantastic and top of the range facilities will encourage people to get more active and more often. I was very impressed when I was given my first look and I’m confident members old and new will be too.
“Participation and accessibility are at the heart of the centre, and it will bring huge physical, mental, and social benefits to generations of local people for years to come. There is a packed programme of activity and range of classes for all interests and ability. Meadowbank has been an iconic part of the Capital’s sporting history and I’m in no doubt that the new Centre will build on this legacy.”