The Meadowbank Sports Centre or Meadowbank Stadium is a purpose-built, multi-complex centre for sports in Edinburgh. It was opened in 1970 specifically to host the Commonwealth games. It hosted the Games again in 1986. The centre regularly hosts a wide variety of sporting events and is also used as a music venue for big live acts. It is also home to Scottish Football League team, Edinburgh City F.C. and Edinburgh Rugby. The capacity of the stadium is 16000 with 7,500 seats in the grandstand.
The centre is situated on the London Road and is easily accessible by car, train, and by bus.
By train and tube: If you are travelling by train, the nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley Street. From there, you would need to take a bus (line 2 or 26) or a taxi.
By bus: The Lothian buses that serve Meadowbank Sports Centre from Edinburgh city centre are numbers 2 and 26.
By car: The centre is situated on the London Road or A1 on the outskirts of Edinburgh, very easily accessible by car and also clearly sign-posted.
International: From Edinburgh Airport, take a bus, train, tram or taxi to the city centre and then jump a bus to the venue. The airport is about 8 miles from the city centre and the Airlink 100 Express or the N22 night bus both run from there. A taxi from the airport to the city centre will cost around thirteen or fourteen pounds.
There is limited parking at the venue itself, and for big events they recommend using public transport. There are several car parks closeby, such as St. Margarets Loch, Sainsburys and Morrisons which are free for up to 2 hours. The parks ensure disabled parking, too.
Accessibility for people with special needs
The facilities here are superb with about every eventuality that you can think of (ramps, lifts, equipped toilets), catered for. Please contact the venue for further information and special requests.