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Monday, January 18, 2016

Leevale AC to develop €1.7 million athletics training facility

It was announced recently that Leevale AC plan to develop a new high performance athletics centre for the club in Cork City. This is a major investment for the club as the venture is expected to cost €1.7 million and will be paid from a a building fund which was set up back in the 1990's and some capital grants.

The new athletics centre will be located in what was the old Top Car building on Farranlea Road.

Old Top Car building with the new Leevale facility above
The map below shows the location of the new Leevale athletics centre. It's is near Victoria Cross, Dennehy's Cross and the County Hall.

The main sports hall inside has dimensions of 31.6m x 26.7m and the floor plan is shown below....

As you can see, most of the major disciplines of track and field are catered for. There is also a separate gym area as shown below.

As you can see from the artist's impressions, it should be a fantastic facility and should enable Leevale AC to compete at the highest levels.

Further reading...
Article on the Evening Echo website.
Article on the Irish Examiner website.


Anonymous said...

Fantastic facility. Great to see something like that in Cork. As a member of another club I'm really hoping there will be an option to pay per use for athletics specific strength and conditioning sessions. Something I don't think is currently available in Cork?

Anonymous said...

Would be great to see a development like this or a proper running track built for clubs in East Cork to train on, if such a grant is available

Anonymous said...

no point in waiting on grants, clubs and their members have to get off their rears and start raising money