We are delighted to announce that sportscotland is funding a significant upgrade of the indoor facilities at Grangemouth Stadium with £ £350,000 of funding Making a £350,000 investment, the work will focus on the following internal areas:
- Indoor track improvements with a relaid Mondo track - retaining and increasing the venue’s capacity for attracting athletes and events at all levels. The Mondo track brings the indoor facilities up to the same level as the outdoor track which was relocated from Hampden after the Commonwealth Games.
- Female and Male changing areas upgrade, with efficiency measures such as LED lights and sensor lighting, as well as bigger lockers and showering/changing cubicles
- Stadium welcome area – easy customer access to the facility and encouraging return visits
The award is the product of partnership working with Falkirk Community Trust, Falkirk Council, sportscotland and Scottish Athletics, not to mention invaluable consultation work with local clubs, community organisations and regular customers.
Ian Scott, Chairman of Falkirk Community Trust said “We are delighted to continue the development of Grangemouth Stadium after 2014’s work which included the relocation of the Hampden track from Glasgow 2014 as well as improvements to the long jump pit, high jump, hammer cage and shot circle. This facility truly is a centre of excellence for athletics and community sport in Central Scotland and we hope to see many more people using the improved facilities both in and outdoors.”
Stewart Harris, Chief Executive, sportscotland said: “At sportscotland we aspire to provide more and better sporting opportunities for people in Scotland. It is by working together with our partners, as we have done here at Grangemouth Stadium, that we really can deliver on those aspirations.
“We want everyone in Scotland to have a positive experience in sport, whatever their level. That’s why we were delighted to invest £350,000 in the continued improvement of the facilities at Grangemouth Stadium to meet the needs of the schools, clubs and communities, and performance athletes who call this their home.”
The work will be carried out in three stages and is planned to be completed by October 2016.
Tuesday, 2nd February 2016