Mary Peters Track reopens
Dame Mary Peters and Lord Mayor of Belfast Gavin Robinson reopen track.
The upgrade to the Mary Peters track included a new eight-lane federation standard track, a revamped field events area and a floodlit 400 seat spectators stand. The new Mondo running surface, the same as the one laid in the Olympic stadium in London, now meets the highest international standards for athletic events and provides a modern athletics/sporting facility for the Greater Belfast area and Northern Ireland as a whole. It ensures a venue capable of attracting UK and international athletic events, such as this summer`s World Police and Fire Games 2013, when up to 25,000 visitors are expected to come to Northern Ireland.