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Stafford athletes will benefit from revamp of the athletics track at Rowley Park by Olympics specialists

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: July 17, 2014

ATHLETICS TRACK

ATHLETICS TRACK

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A £100,000 revamp of the athletics track at Stafford’s Rowley Park will start next month.

Smith Construction, which built the warm-up track and infield for the London 2012 will do the overhaul.

The improvements are expected to get under way on August 18 and will include re-laying sections of the track, cleaning and painting.

Stafford Borough Council has worked with the Cannock and Stafford Athletics Club on a date for the revamp, which is expected to take around six weeks to complete.

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Access to the artificial football pitch will be available most of the time work is being carried out and the council aim not to have any league games disrupted during that period.

It follows work on a makeover of the tennis courts which reopened a few weeks ago.

Councillor Mike Smith, cabinet member for leisure, said: “We delivered an excellent artificial pitch that has proved extremely popular with football teams and youngsters and I expect this latest development to improve the running track will be welcomed by our athletes.”

The council is currently doing a £400,000 refurbishment scheme in the town’s Wildwood Park, including new toddler and junior play equipment, multi-use games area for football and basketball, and a new concrete skate bowl.

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