Sport, parks and leisure - Caird Park, Scotland's Regional Performance Centre for Sport, opens...
08 Aug 2020 Sport, parks, & leisure: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

20 Jan 2020

Caird Park, Scotland's Regional Performance Centre for Sport, opens
BY Tom Walker

A number of institutions and bodies worked on the Caird Park project, including sportscotland, the University of Dundee and Dundee City Council

A number of institutions and bodies worked on the Caird Park project, including sportscotland, the University of Dundee and Dundee City Council
photo: Sportscotland

Scotland's new multi-million pound Regional Performance Centre for Sport has opened in Dundee.

The £32m multi-sport facility houses a full-size indoor artificial pitch and an outdoor 3G pitch designed to meet FIFA and World Rugby standards for match play and training.

In the main building there is an eight-court multi-sports hall, a high-tech sport science suite, health club and meeting spaces.

Located at Dundee's Caird Park, the centre will also cater for athletics, with an indoor athletics centre housing an 80m running straight. Outdoor facilities include an athletics, a throws cage developed to IAAF standards and a covered spectator area.

For cycling, there is an outdoor velodrome capable of hosting competitions – even at night, thanks to floodlighting.

Investment came from Dundee City Council and the National Lottery through sportscotland, and the centre will be operated by Leisure and Culture Dundee.

The centre will be open to everyone at every level – from local schools and clubs to the biggest names in Scottish sport.

It is also home to sportscotland’s Tayside and Fife sporting partnership and a specialist team of sportscotland institute of sport staff providing bespoke services to athletes training for some of the world’s top sporting events including the Olympics.

A number of institutions and bodies were part of the team working on the project, including football clubs Dundee FC and Dundee United FC.

Others involved are the University of Dundee, Abertay University, Dundee & Angus College and NHS Tayside.



Connect with
Sport Parks Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
PROVE IT. ukactive challenges government to provide the evidence it uses to justify gym closures during local lockdowns
PROVE IT. ukactive challenges government to provide the evidence it uses to justify gym closures during local lockdowns   07 Aug 2020

Industry body, ukactive, has questioned the decision to close gyms and health clubs as part of some localised lockdowns. Indoor gyms, fitness .... more>>
DW Sports calls in the administrators – Fitness First unaffected
DW Sports calls in the administrators – Fitness First unaffected   03 Aug 2020

DW Sports is going into administration saying it's working to save its 73-strong gym portfolio. HCM understands administrators will be .... more>>
New law would promote exercise and 'transform' public health in the US
New law would promote exercise and 'transform' public health in the US   02 Aug 2020

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is urging US Congress to pass a new law which would encourage healthier lifestyles through physical activity. .... more>>
National Fitness Day 2020 to help UK bounce back from COVID-19 with ‘Fitness Unites Us’ theme
National Fitness Day 2020 to help UK bounce back from COVID-19 with ‘Fitness Unites Us’ theme   30 Jul 2020

This year's National Fitness Day (NFD) will be the "biggest unified celebration of fitness in UK history", according to plans revealed today (30 .... more>>
ukactive: clarification needed on leisure reopening in Scotland
ukactive: clarification needed on leisure reopening in Scotland   29 Jul 2020

ukactive has questioned the Scottish government's handling of the lockdown, following reports of a delayed reopening of leisure facilities in the .... more>>
Company profile


Crown Sports Lockers

We design, manufacture and install bespoke timber furniture, including lockers, vanities, bench seating, treatment rooms, washrooms, cubicles, bedroom furniture and reception desks.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

The rise of the training pod

The rise of the training pod

Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally. More>>




in this issue

• Gyms on the high street – it's a go!
• JD Gyms buys Xercise4Less out of administration
• Family operator, GetSetGo! reveals launch plans



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



General Manager
Salary: £30K Basic circa
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms
Swim facilities manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Warwick, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Managing Director - LACC
Salary: Grade ACE: £69,871 - £74,307 per annum
Location: Harrogate, UK
Company: Harrogate Borough Council
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

13-15 Aug 2020

FIBO China

National Exhibition and Convention Centre, Shanghai, China



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Restaurants: Sharing the love
Famous restaurants are popping up in unexpected places. We found out more More>>
  Arts & Culture: The show must go on
When austerity hits hard, UK theatres adapt and get creative More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Last word: Nature’s bounty
FairWild is setting standards in the harvesting of wild ingredients More>>
  Gymtopia: Angels’ advocate
Gymtopia founder Ray Algar on making a difference beyond the health club walls More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd