Mile End Stadium

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Mile End Stadium
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Mile End Stadium is located in London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Mile End Stadium
Mile End Stadium
Location within London Borough of Tower Hamlets
LocationMile End, London
Public transitLondon Underground Mile End
Capacity2,000 (439 seated)
Opened9 September 1990
Tenants
Leyton Orient Women
Sporting Bengal United
Tower Hamlets

Mile End Stadium, also known as the East London Stadium, is a multi-sports stadium in Mile End and situated in the park of the same name, East London, England. The stadium comprises an athletics stadium and a number of floodlit Astroturf football pitches, tennis and netball courts.

The new sports complex with a 25m swimming pool was refurbished in 2019.[1]

The stadium is home to three senior football clubs: Tower Hamlets, Sporting Bengal United of the Essex Senior League and Leyton Orient Women of the FA Women's National League.

It hosted a concert by Britpop band Blur on 17 June 1995, where 27,000 fans saw the band supported by The Boo Radleys, Sparks, John Shuttleworth, Dodgy and Cardiacs.[2]

Transport[edit]

Mile End Stadium is served by London Buses Routes 309, 277, D6, D7, and at Mile End 339, 323, 25, 205, 425, Night Route N205.

Mile End tube station is located nearby across Mile End Park for the Central line, District line and Hammersmith & City line services.

Cycle Superhighway CS2 passes close by on Mile End Road.

The Regent's Canal passes close by; offers access to walk or cycle on the towpath. Victoria Park, Globe Town or Limehouse Basin can be reached easily from here via the towpath.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "£1.5m revamp for leisure centres under way by Tower Hamlets Council". The Docklands & East London Advertiser. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Blur live at Mile End Stadium, 1995". Veikko's Blur Page. Retrieved 28 June 2010.

Coordinates: 51°31′08.44″N 0°02′00.32″W / 51.5190111°N 0.0334222°W / 51.5190111; -0.0334222