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Ridlins Athletics Stadium is a county and regional standard athletics facility at Ridlins End Playing Field.

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 include:

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

Track hire

The new agreement with Everyone Active began on 1 April 2023. The leisure facilities specialists will manage:

  • Stevenage Swimming Centre,
  • Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre,
  • Fairlands Valley Aqua Park,
  • Southfield Showground,
  • Ridlins Athletics Stadium
  • Active Communities – Delivering programmes outside the leisure buildings and in our communities
  • Pitch and pavilion bookings
  • Stevenage Golf Conference Centre

For Track Hire visit the Ridlins Stadium website

For general enquiries please visit the Everyone Active website

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 club's 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.

Everyone Active

Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre
Lytton Way 

01455 890508