Perth SpeedDome

The Perth SpeedDome is a velodrome in Midvale, Western Australia, Australia. It is Western Australia's only indoor velodrome.[1] It was designed by German architect Ralph Schürmann[1][2] and constructed under the supervision of English velodrome specialist Ron Webb.[1][3] The SpeedDome was opened in November 1989, replacing the Lake Monger Velodrome, an old outdoor concrete velodrome in Mount Hawthorn.[4]

The SpeedDome hosted the 1997 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, as well as the annual Perth International Track Cycling Grand Prix. It regularly hosts training camps for Great Britain, Netherlands, Japan and New Zealand track cycling teams.[5]

The track is 250 metres (820 ft) long and made of high grade siberian pine.[4] It has seats for 1,500 people with facilities available for up to 2,300 people. In the centre of the cycling track is a multipurpose concrete floor used for inline hockey, figure, speed skating and roller derby.[1] A purpose-built kick boxing gymnasium is located underneath the cycling track.[1] Additional facilities include three media boxes, tenant and administration offices, competitors reception area and competitor and officials change rooms.[5]

The complex also has a 700-metre outdoor criterium track, incorporating a bicycle training facility.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "SpeedDome". Australian Stadiums. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Cycle Tracks List of References No. 50-100". Schuermann Architects. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Velodrome tracks by R.V.Webb Consultants". R.V. Webb Consultants. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "Speed Dome offers a range of facilities" (pdf). Department of Transport. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  5. ^ a b "SpeedDome". Venues West. Retrieved 14 February 2011.

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Preceded by
Manchester Velodrome
Manchester
UCI Track Cycling World Championships
Venue

1997
Succeeded by
Vélodrome de Bordeaux
Bordeaux