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We manage a county and regional standard athletics facility at Ridlins End Playing Fields.

Athletics Stadium

The current synthetic track, replacing the original cinder track, was opened in 1996 with funding from the Lottery Sports Fund. 

The full range of athletics events that are provided for include:

  • Hurdles
  • Steeple chase
  • Long jump
  • High jump
  • Pole vault
  • Hammer
  • Discus
  • Javelin
  • Shot putt

Track hire

The athletics track is available for hire from April to October. 

Hire charges

Amenity Cost
Club hire with floodlights £66.04 per hour
Club hire without floodlights £48.32 per hour
Extra toilet hire (required for events over 200 people in attendance) £120 per day
Stevenage Schools £55.75

Athletics meetings per hour with floodlights

Number of People Cost
Up to 200 people £87.25
Over 200 people £101.33

Athletics meetings per hour without floodlights

Number of people Cost
Up to 200 people £59.86
Over 200 people £74.27
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Bert Hills

The Athletics Stadium was opened in 2005. The stand is dedicated to the memory of Bert Hills.

Associated with Stevenage Athletics Club, later Stevenage and North Herts Athletics Club from 1967 onwards, Bert managed and coached teams of athletes young and old. Bert sat on the clubs committee and served as club President, but his dream was to establish an all weather track and he worked closely with the Borough Council in its successful bid for funding. Sadly Bert passed away before the track was opened for competition.

Stevenage Direct Services

Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

01438 242323