Formerly one of Scotland’s finest stadiums and sports venues, Meadowbank Stadium is currently in line for some significant refurbishment and revamping with £43 million of investment put into the project, which is awaiting funding and approval. If things go to plan the new Meadowbank Stadium could be open by 2018.
Meadowbank Stadium has been providing multi-purpose sports facilities in the Meadowbank area of Edinburgh for many years. It hosted the Commonwealth Games in both 1970 and 1986 and is home to Lowland Football League club Edinburgh City.
Meadowbank Stadium has a capacity of 16,500 with 7,500 seats in the grandstand and uncovered benches around the rest of the pitch and track. It features a sports complex and adjacent pitches to the east which used to be the Old Meadowbank stadium and the main stadium itself now contains an eight-lane 400m running track with the grass pitch sitting within the track. Adjacent to Meadowbank Stadium is a velodrome and the indoor facilities also offer many different sporting activities. Indoors there are squash and basketball courts and the indoor space is also used for a wide range of community purposes including martial arts competitions, conferences, meetings and antique fairs.
Meadowbank Stadium is a piece of Edinburgh history that offers a wide range of purposes and offers world class competition level sporting facilities.