Venue profile - Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome
Around 800 of the best cyclists in the world from track, road, BMX and mountain biking are coming to Glasgow this summer to compete at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and they’ll be competing in similarly world-class venues.
For track cycling, there are few more iconic venues in Europe than the home of Scottish Cycling – the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.
Named after the six-time Olympic and 11-time World Champion Sir Chris Hoy the £113 million construction was built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and officially opened in October 2012.
It is an indoor arena in Dalmarnock, situated opposite Celtic Park in the East End of Glasgow and it acts as the headquarters for Sportscotland and Scottish Cycling.
It is also adjoined to the Emirates Arena which in terms of engineering innovation is unparalleled in Scotland and one of the largest facilities of its kind in Europe.
The arena complex includes dance and fitness studios, external multi-court areas and acts as the administrative hub for several national sports federations and Glasgow Life’s Sports Development unit.
The arena is also a national training centre for athletics, basketball, netball, track cycling and volleyball.
As well as for hosting international competition, the venues were added to aid the development of the next generation of elite Scottish athletes and providing first-class facilities for the local community.
The velodrome also has a hydraulically lifted 200m indoor running track that hosted the Aviva International Match after it moved from Kelvin Hall.
This summer the venue will do what it does best, hosting world class track cycling events on a state-of-the-art 250-meter indoor track with a capacity of 2,500!
Be there for the track cycling at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome from 2 – 7 August. Tickets can be found here: www.glasgow2018.com/bethere-TrackCycling