Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

All Timings are subject to change and were correct at the time of print on 14/7/17.





There is a pay and display car park beneath the venue – to find, simply follow the brown signs for Ponds Forge.

This venue is in the city centre and is only a 10 minute walk from Sheffield Train station and 2 minute walk from Ponds Forge Tram stop. Other city centre car parks are also available to use and are within a short walking distance of the venue.

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
Sheaf Street
S1 2BP
S1 1AA (When using Sat-nav systems)



To plan your route, click here: http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/SpecialOlympicsGB/


Existing café is open within the venue serving hot and cold food and drinks.


Existing seating will be provided inside the swimming venue, however we ask that priority is given to the family members of the athletes competing in that race or session. There is standing and limited seating for the Boccia which will be viewed from the balcony of the sports hall. Please follow instructions of the volunteers to find the best viewing spot.

Seating for Swimming is identified within the existing grandstands. Ask stewards for assistance if not obvious. For the Boccia, all viewing is from the balcony, some areas have higher barriers so please ask the stewards for assistance in finding a location with lower barriers as required.

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The Ponds Forge International Sports Centre will be one of the busiest sports venues during the National Summer Games, with nearly 650 athletes competing during the week.

There will be reserved seating available in both sports for Honoured Guests and the venue hosts at the Honoured Guest Desk will be able to direct you to these areas on arrival.

Awards ceremonies will take place for both sports during the week at the venue.

The poolside area can become very warm, so cool or layered clothing is advised for your comfort if you are planning to spectate the Aquatics Competitions.

Closing ceremonies will take place at the venue between 5pm – 6pm on Friday

If you have not received your registration email, please contact us at 2017guests@sogb.org.uk