Manchester Regional Arena

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Manchester Regional Arena
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Location Sportcity, Manchester, England
Coordinates 53°29′2″N2°12′14″W / 53.48389°N 2.20389°W / 53.48389; -2.20389 Coordinates: 53°29′2″N2°12′14″W / 53.48389°N 2.20389°W / 53.48389; -2.20389
Owner Manchester City Council
Operator Manchester Sport and Leisure Trust
Capacity 6,500
Surface Natural grass
Construction
OpenedApril 2002
Construction cost£3.5 million
ArchitectFaulkner Browns with TTH Architects
Main contractors John Laing
Tenants
Athletics
AAA Championships
Paralympic World Cup (2005–present)
Belle Vue Racers
Manchester Kestrels
Sale Harriers
Association Football
Manchester City Reserves (2003–2010)
Manchester City Women(2003–2014)
Northwich Manchester Villa (2015–2016)
Manchester Central F.C. (2016–present)
Rugby League
Manchester Rangers (2015–2019)

Manchester Regional Arena is a multipurpose stadium in Manchester, England, primarily used for athletics, football and rugby league.

History

It was originally developed as the warm-up track for the 2002 Commonwealth Games held at the adjacent City of Manchester Stadium. It has hosted the AAA Championships and Paralympic World Cup, and was the reserve home ground of the Manchester City reserve team prior to moving to Ewen Fields in June 2010. It also served as the home of the Manchester City Ladies' side until their move to the adjacent Academy Stadium in the Etihad Campus in 2014.

With both Manchester City teams moving out of the ground by the beginning of 2015, their tenure was replaced by amateur rugby league side Manchester Rangers. [1] Formed in 2016, Manchester Central F.C. play their home matches at the stadium.

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References

  1. "Manchester Rangers hint at professional future after Eastlands move". loverugbyleague.com. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015.