Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility
The £32 million Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility opened its doors to the public on Thursday 30th September 2010.
The state-of-the-art sporting facility will deliver real benefits in sport and recreation, and provide the local community with a range of health, fitness and leisure opportunities.
North Lanarkshire Council, Sport Scotland and Ravenscraig Ltd provided the funding for the complex which will host local, regional and national sports, as well as leisure and cultural events. It is also capable of accommodating up to 5,000 people attending concerts, exhibitions or sports events.
The complex comprises:
- a football and sports hall (105m x 73m x 18m high at its centre) with 400 spectator seats
- an athletics hall featuring a track and field event training areas (26.5m x 135m and clear height of 7.4m and 9.7m)
- central changing rooms and entry area
- dance studios
- outdoor football and training pitches
- interaction zones
- a strength conditioning area
- a café
- a viewing gallery
- an activity area for children.
The building design incorporates a striking serrated roof which allows natural light to enter the facility all year round – unusual for buildings with such large enclosed areas. Dependence on artificial lighting will be minimised helping reduce annual energy costs and the facility’s carbon footprint. The structure’s green credentials also extend to using biomass fuel and harvesting rainwater.
In addition to being used for training for the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the centre will be the main venue for the International Children’s Games, dubbed the “Mini Olympics”, which will see more than 2000 children from around the world come to Lanarkshire in 2011.
Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility Contact details
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