Coordinates: Newport International Sports Village is a multi-sport complex located at Lliswerry in the South East of the city of Newport, South Wales. It is known locally as Spytty Park, the name coming from the original Spytty Fields on which it is built.
The complex includes a football development centre, athletics/football stadium, velodrome and attached cycle speedway track, tennis centre, swimming pool and cricket pitches. The Tennis Centre is a multi sport facility.
The Velodrome was used by the Great Britain track cycling team as their exclusive base for their final preparations for the 2012 Summer Olympics.It had previously been used by the team for the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics.
Newport Stadium is the primary athletics venue in Newport. It is also a Conference National standard football stadium, being the former home ground of Newport County A.F.C.. The stadium is used by Llanwern A.F.C. and Newport Harriers Athletic Club. It is owned and managed by Newport City Council.
The pool was built to replace the art deco Maindee baths as Newport's senior competition pool. The pool is a 25-metre, 8-lane competition pool with a movable floor. There is also a training pool (20m x 7m) that backs onto the main pool and over 500 seats for spectators in the main pool.
The Tennis Centre is one of the original buildings in the complex. When the pool was built, it was built onto the existing centre. The Tennis Centre is a multi sport facility for tennis (indoor and outdoor), 5–a-side football, basketball, hockey, netball, table tennis, badminton and squash. It also has cricket nets in one hall.
The village has two cricket pitches and has been the home of Newport Cricket Club since 1990. A pavilion separates the two pitches with a small seating area in the pavilion looking onto one pitch. Cricket nets were installed behind the astroturf in 2003-04 for the summer months. There are also Cricket nets in the Tennis Centre for the winter.
The ground was the venue for Glamorgan County Cricket Club's home County Championship match against Gloucestershire in May 2019, the first time that Newport had hosted a match in the competition since 1965 and the first county match at the current ground. County cricket was previously played at Rodney Parade until the 1990s.
The concrete Skate Park was opened in October 2008 at a construction cost of over £200,000. It was designed in consultation with local skate boarders and Newport Youth Council to meet the needs of both beginners and experienced skate boarders. In 2012 it was closed and relocated to Tredegar Park on the west side of the city in preparation for the construction of the Football Development Centre.
Cardiff Arms Park, also known as The Arms Park, is situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. It is primarily known as a rugby union stadium, but it also has a bowling green. The Arms Park was host to the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1958, and hosted four games in the 1991 Rugby World Cup, including the third-place play-off. The Arms Park also hosted the inaugural Heineken Cup Final of 1995–96 and the following year in 1996–97.
The A48 is a trunk road in Great Britain running from the A40 at Highnam, 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Gloucester, England, to the A40 at Carmarthen, Wales. Before the Severn Bridge opened on 8 September 1966, it was a major route between England and South Wales. For most of its route, it runs almost parallel to the M4 motorway. During times of high winds at the Severn Bridge, the A48 is used as part of the diversion route and is still marked as a Holiday Route.
Newport Stadium, also known as Spytty Park, is an association football and athletics stadium in Newport, South Wales. It is the home of Newport City football club and Newport Harriers Athletic Club. It was previously also used for home matches by Newport County and Albion Rovers football clubs. Newport County continue to use the stadium as a base for youth teams and senior squad training.
Sophia Gardens Cardiff, also known as the Cardiff Wales Stadium, is a cricket stadium in Cardiff, Wales. It is located in Sophia Gardens on the River Taff. It is home to Glamorgan County Cricket Club and is listed as an international Test cricket venue.
Rodney Parade is a stadium in the city of Newport, South Wales, owned and operated by the Welsh Rugby Union. It is located on the east bank of the River Usk in Newport city centre. The ground is on Rodney Road, a short walk from the city's central bus and railway stations via Newport Bridge or Newport City footbridge. There is no spectator car park at the ground but a number of multi-storey car parks are nearby.
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Maindy Centre is a cycle track and indoor swimming pool facility in the Maindy area of Cardiff, Wales. The cycle track was used in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and the swimming pool was opened in 1993.
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