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Work starts on athletics stadium for Grimsby

Work has started on an athletics stadium for Grimsby after North East Lincolnshire Council secured £150,000 of Olympic legacy funding from Sport England.

The work is expected to be completed early next year and will see a new hammer cage installed, a refurbished shot putt area, a new judging stand together with the relocation of other facilities allowing the site to be used more efficiently.

There will also be improved track lighting allowing all year training and the pole vault will be moved to improve the size of the football pitch. The site’s indoor facilities will receive a new heating system and the changing rooms will benefit from new showers as well as a general face-lift.