First Minister claims new multi-million-pound sports hub will transfrom Dundee into the “centre of Scotland’s sporting excellence”

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opened Dundee’s £32 million Regional Performance Centre today as school children and athletes show how its top class facilities will help develop sporting skills for the future. The Caird Park campus has been up and running since the end of last year. It hosts a full size indoor 3G football pitch and outdoor 3G ‘rugby sized’ pitch suitable for both rugby and football. The pitches are designed to meet World Rugby and FIFA compliance standards and already Glasgow Warriors have had a training camp and both Dundee FC and Dundee United FC have trained at the centre. It also includes eight court multi sports hub building with spectator seating, a strength and conditioning suite and a state-of-the- art-sport science suite. An indoor athletics centre with an 80m running straight provides all-weather training for athletes, while the outdoor athletics track was resurfaced and a covered spectator area added. The velodrome has also been refreshed with a new area of hardstanding provided for competition, with upgraded floodlighting.
Pic For Alan Richardson Pix-AR.co.uk First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opened Dundee’s £32 million Regional Performance Centre today as school children and athletes show how its top class facilities will help develop sporting skills for the future. The Caird Park campus has been up and running since the end of last year. It hosts a full size indoor 3G football pitch and outdoor 3G ‘rugby sized’ pitch suitable for both rugby and football. The pitches are designed to meet World Rugby and FIFA compliance standards and already Glasgow Warriors have had a training camp and both Dundee FC and Dundee United FC have trained at the centre. It also includes eight court multi sports hub building with spectator seating, a strength and conditioning suite and a state-of-the- art-sport science suite. An indoor athletics centre with an 80m running straight provides all-weather training for athletes, while the outdoor athletics track was resurfaced and a covered spectator area added. The velodrome has also been refreshed with a new area of hardstanding provided for competition, with upgraded floodlighting.