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Meadowbank plan on hold

posted 21 Nov 2008, 05:40 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 21 Nov 2008, 05:44 ]
Councillors have agreed to put the £25 million revamp of Meadowbank Stadium on ice.

The council had expected to bring in around £17 million through selling a third of the Meadowbank site for housing after bulldozing the existing stadium and velodrome.

However, as the Evening News revealed last week, the development has now had to be shelved

The council may need to plough in £11.9m – almost half the cost of a new stadium – to keep it in use in the meantime.

Cllr Iain Whyte, leader of the city's Conservative group, told yesterday's meeting: "This needs more than just a lick of paint."

Source: Edinburgh Evening News