|7,500 (Covered and seated)|
|Clubs||Edinburgh City FC|
|Address||139-141 London Road; EH7 6AE Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Meadowbank – stadium description
One of the best situated stadia in Edinburgh lies just a few hundred meters south of the Easter Rd Stadium. Due to its multi-functionality it's mostly used by local athletes. Built for the 1970 Commonwealth Games, it received a running track and has three indoor halls integrated with the main, southern stand.
This grandstand is the stadium's only one, with remaining sides having simply benches mounted onto land slopes. Thus all of the 7,500 seats are located south of the pitch and covered, making up for almost half of the stadium's capacity.
But its size was never an issue for football fans, or at least it was never too small. Home team Meadowbank Thistle couldn't get more than 1,000 people inside and this was among reasons for the club's relocation to Livingston in 1995. That meant Edinburgh City, a local league club, remains currently the sole football tenant.
However, as one would assume, it's not all about football here. Commonwealth Games were held here twice, in 1970 and 1986. Dozens of other sporting events came as well, with concerts joining between 2005-2008, bringing the likes of Radiohead, Muse or Kaiser Chiefs here.
Priority still remains within local sportsmanship, shown very well in 2006, when thousands of people opposed city's plans to tear the stadium down and make way for residential estate. Since then no decision as to the venue's future has been made, but it's apparent one has to come soon with desperate need for improvements of building anew.
Stadium of the Year: Meet the Juror – Robert Kennedy
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Edinburgh: Meadowbank to close for good in December
After a long run of nearly half a century, Edinburgh's primary track and field stadium is about to be demolished. The city plans to create a new state-of-the-art sports centre on the same site.
New design: Edinburgh’s shrinking sporting heart
No match for Murrayfield or the two football stadia, but Meadowbank is Edinburgh’s largest multi-use stadium since the 1970 Commonwealth Games. Now it might undergo a revamp that isn’t unanimously approved.