Thornes Park Stadium to temporarily close for local Council elections

23/04/2018, PR8786

Thornes Park Stadium

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium in Wakefield will be temporarily closed to host the counting of the district’s votes for the local Council elections on Wednesday 2, Thursday 3 and Friday 4 May.

Customers will be able to use the fitness studios until 12noon on Wednesday 2 May. The main hall will close at 11am and from 12noon the entire stadium will be closed until Friday 4 May at 12noon. The counting of the votes is not open to the public.

Aspire Fitness Scheme members can use Sun Lane Leisure Centre or any other council-run leisure facilities.

Parking at Thornes Park stadium car park will be restricted during the day and closed from 10am on Thursday 3 May. The closure will be supervised by security staff and entry to the car park will be by permit only.

Alternative parking facilities are available off Thornes Road next to the duck pond or on Denby Dale Road, off the roundabout.

The results will be tweeted live @MyWakefield and made available on the Council’s website at

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