Gateshead International Stadium
|Address||Neilson Road, Gateshead, Tyneside, NE10 0EF|
Gateshead International Stadium or simply GIS is multi-purpose, all-seater stadium located in Gateshead, the UK. All in all, the stadium is suitable for 12,000 spectators. There are 3,300 covered seats. The ground was built in 1955 for 30 thousand pounds. At that time, it was called the Gateshead Youth.
The ground is used for various sports events as well as music concerts. The main arena of the stadium is mainly used by athletes. The stadium became recognized internationally thanks to B. Foster, who broke the world record in 3,000 m. Later, the sportsman initiated the tradition of holding various athletics evens at the ground. It is also only one venue there European Team Championships has been held three times.
All in all, there have been 5 world records set at the ground. The stadium is also used for other kinds of sports. For instance, since 1973 it has been used by the local football club. The Gateshead International has also been used for rugby games, particular, by the local Gateshead Thunder. Gateshead Harriers Athletic Club has been using the ground since 1956. The stadium is also suitable for different concerts, and it has been used by a range of world-famous singers, such as Bon Jovi, Tina Turner, and Bryan Adams.