We manage a county and regional standard athletics facility at Ridlins End Playing Fields.
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:
- Steeple chase
- Long jump
- High jump
- Pole vault
- Shot putt
The athletics track is available for hire from April to October.
|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|
|Number of People||Cost|
|Up to 200 people||£87.25|
|Over 200 people||£101.33|
|Number of people||Cost|
|Up to 200 people||£59.86|
|Over 200 people||£74.27|
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.
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