A first look at the brand new nearby Gladiators Basketball stadium is possible thanks to computer generated images by Architects.
The planned stadium will be built within the existing Playsport building in East Kilbride, owned by Scottish businessman Steve Timoney and his wife Alison. The couple who also own Crossbasket Castle have announced the 1,600-seater temporary arena is the first stage of a £20m stadium project – the largest single investment in Scottish basketball history.
This follows the recent acquisition of women’s Caledonia Pride Basketball team and followed up by buying Glasgow Rocks , combining to form the Caledonia Gladiators – with both teams competing in the British Basketball Leagues.
Renovation of the stadium is actually nearly complete, due to open in early October 2023, also feating a fan zone area. Further work on the main area, expanding the stadium to 6,000 seats will then take place. The stadium plans include development of a training academy, with new gym facilities, an accommodation area and physio suites.
Steve added, “It’s a hugely exciting time, with a hive of activity at the club as the final touches are put on the arena, and everyone can’t wait for fans to experience the new stadium in the flesh next month,“
“We’re confident Playsport will be one of the finest basketball facilities in Europe once the final project is completed, and this stadium is a key part of those plans.”
Caledonia Gladiators is the subject of a dedicated documentary series Ballers: Ball or Nothing, which followed the club last season and will debut on BBC Scotland later this year.