Gosling Stadium

Stadium and running track

By Roger Filler

Gosling Stadium and running track

The sports hall was opened in March 1976 and is named after Reg Gosling, the first Chairman of the WGC Development Corporation. There had been plans to site a stadium in the disused pit off Stanborough Lane from before the Second World War, when WGC Company had an agreement with the army for earth moving to take place.

A public appeal led to the stadium, cycling and running track opening on 4 July 1959. In 1962, a clubhouse was added, along with a small stand.

Do you remember the Stadium site when it was just a rubbish dump. Maybe you were involved in sports there in the 1950s or 60s or raised money for the project. Why not log on and share your memories.

This page was added on 14/06/2009.

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  • I have a very clear memory of sitting on the grass bank above the track watching go kart racing with my parents and a close family friend somewhere around 1960-62?We only did that once, but it was fun and memorable.

    By Jonathan Kinghorn (15/11/2021)
  • I went to Welwyn Garden City Grammar School in the early 1960s and remember our school sports day being held there, very different to the school playing field!

    By Sue Southway (05/08/2021)
  • I love this photo. I was a member of Verlea AC during the 1960s. Many great memories of training and competing at Gosling Stadium. I was coached by national coach, Tom Mcnabb. I well remember the original clubhouse with a side room where we could do some weight training -a very atmospheric track, great times.

    By michael gorham (11/02/2021)