Edinburgh’s £47m Meadowbank Sporting Centre is on the lookout for names to honour

Councillors have encouraged members of the Meadowbank community to nominate sporting stars and local heroes for recognition at the centre.

By Shona Elliott
Thursday, 30th September 2021, 12:30 pm

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The Wall of Honour will open in the New Year and has been created to honour members of the public who have made a significant contribution to the community.

Communities, teams and individuals across Edinburgh have eight weeks to submit nominations for the Wall before the deadline of Friday 26 November.

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Meadowbank Sports Centre will feature Wall of Honour.

Culture and communities convener for Edinburgh City Council Donald Wilson said: “Please help us celebrate the people of Edinburgh’s achievements by proposing a nominee now.”

Due to be completed later this year at a cost of £47 million the new and improved centre will include an outdoor athletics track with jumps space and 500 seat stand, an outdoor throwing area, two FIFA 1 3G pitches, two multi-sport games halls, three fitness studios, two squash courts, a combat studio gym, a boxing gym, a gymnastics hall, a 60m six lane indoor athletics track and jumps space, a cafe and meeting rooms.

Culture and communities vice Convener for the council Amy McNeese-Mechan said: “The Wall of Honour is an excellent opportunity to highlight what has gone before and will be added to over the years as the new sports centre takes its place as an important venue for Edinburgh’s sporting future. We want to hear from the people of Edinburgh on who has inspired them over the years and deserves to be recognised and celebrated for years to come.”

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