Thornes Park stadium to close for election count

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Thornes Park Athletics Stadium will be closed for three days next week as it hosts the counting of votes in the elections.

The stadium will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, when it will be used to count ballot papers in the parliamentary, local authority and parish council elections.

The stadium’s fitness studios will be open until 10.30am on Wednesday, but the main hall will be closed all day.

From 11am on Wednesday, the entire stadium will be closed until Saturday, May 9, at 8.30am.

Wakefield Council said Aspire Fitness Scheme members could use Sun Lane Leisure Centre or any other council run leisure facilities.

The stadium car park will also be closed. Alternative parking is available off Thornes Road next to the duck pond or on Denby Dale Road, off the roundabout.

The stadium will also be closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday.