New year start for Ravenscraig sports facility

A CEREMONIAL turf has been cut at the site of the new £31.4 million Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.

The project is supported by North Lanarkshire Council and has backing of 7 milllion from Sportscotland.

The facility will include a full-sized indoor football pitch, an athletics track, a nine-court sports hall, a full-sized outdoor football pitch and six five-a-side pitches.

Work will start on site early in the new year and the facility is expected to open in May 2010.

It will be the main venue for the International Children's Games, hosted by Lanarkshire in 2011.

Full story in December 18 of Times & Speaker