​NIAC (National Indoor Athletics Centre) at Cardiff Met was the first purpose built indoor athletics track in the UK.

NIAC has:

  • a full competition 200m banked track
  • a 9 lane 60m straight
  • a separate 6 lane 140m straight
  • competition and training Long and Triple Jump pits
  • competition and training Pole Vault pits
  • a competition and training High Jump pit
  • training nets for all the throwing events
  • a fully equipped biomechanics laboratory
  • a Sports Medicine/Physiotherapy treatment area
  • an athletics only weight training area
  • a strength and conditioning gym
  • a trackside ice bath


The facility is fully equipped to international standard and has a seating capacity for 690 spectators.

NIAC is utilised fully by students on sports courses, student clubs and the general public.

Sports medicine services are located within NIAC offering physiotherapy and sports massage.


Please check here for opening times