News Release: Millions will be wasted to move Meadowbank track

Edinburgh Council will waste £3.7 million if it goes ahead with its plan to move Meadowbank’s running track.

Officials have estimated it will cost £4.1 million to create a level surface and lay foundations for a completely new 400 metre running track on the area currently occupied by the sports centre. That is over ten times the cost of relaying the existing facility.

“The current track only needs to be resurfaced,” said senior athletics coach Bill Walker. “That can be done for around £400,000 or less. It simply doesn’t make sense to spend ten times that amount to move the track a few hundred metres.”

Save Meadowbank spokesman Kevin Connor agreed. He said: “There is no need to move the Meadowbank track. If that was to happen it would be a waste of millions of pounds of public money.”

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