New Craigie sports facilities get on their marks at drop-in consultation

 17 May 2019  |  

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South Ayrshire Council is inviting sports clubs, groups and people from across South Ayrshire to come along and have their say on exciting proposals for new sports facilities in Craigie in Ayr at a drop-in event on Thursday 6 June.  

The proposed £7.2 million Craigie Sports Development will further enhance sport and leisure provision in the local area with a range of new sports facilities to complement those already provided at Ayr Academy.

The new facilities would include a floodlit 8-lane running track, grass pitch infield, car parking, changing facilities, seated spectator stand, indoor warm-up area and a floodlit all-weather sports pitch.

As well as supporting the provision of first-class sports facilities within Craigie, the project also supports Ayr Rugby Club's desire to make Dam Park its home ground as it transitions into the new Pro 6 rugby set-up.

The proposals would ensure continued quality sports and leisure provision for those who currently use Dam Park, while allowing the rugby club to significantly invest in Dam Park as its home ground.

To give local clubs, existing users of Dam Park and the wider community the chance to discuss the proposed facilities and have their say, a drop-in consultation and engagement event will take place at Ayr Academy between 3pm-8pm on Thursday 6 June. The event is open to everyone.

Donald Gillies, South Ayrshire Council's Director – Place, said: "Investing in quality facilities that make a difference for our people and places is at the heart of our record-breaking £347 million capital investment programme.

"The proposed Craigie Sporting Development will enhance the existing facilities we have within the local area and make sport and leisure more accessible than ever before to our people and communities.

"I would encourage sports clubs and groups, as well as everyone living in South Ayrshire, to come along to our drop-in event to find out more and let us know what they think."

The drop-in consultation event takes place in Ayr Academy between 3pm-8pm on Thursday 6 June.