Thornes Park Stadium to close for general election

18/11/2019, PR-9233

Thornes Park closure

​Thornes Park Athletics Stadium in Wakefield will be temporarily closed to host the counting of the district's votes for the general election on Wednesday 11, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 December.

Customers will be able to use both the ground floor and first floor gyms until 2.30pm on Wednesday 11 December. The main hall and aerobics studio will be closed until Friday 13th December, reopening at 2pm. The counting of the votes is not open to the public.

Parking at Thornes Park stadium car park will be restricted on Wednesday, 11 December and closed from 10am on Thursday 12 December. 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.

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

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