Resorts World Arena, Birmingham Track Design
Every Arenacross track is carefully planned and sculpted, optimising the space and orientation of each arena floor in order to deliver the most technically-challenging race circuit imaginable.
The Resorts World Arena is the largest arena of the Tour and has the most technical track, presenting riders with passing places and different options to take. Here, the locally-sourced dirt is a famous red clay which is a firm favourite with the Arenacross competitors.
The track-building team will take rider feedback into consideration and then go into something of a creativity overdrive, devoting hours of manpower to producing an exciting dirt-filled racing playground for the viewing pleasure of the thousands of expectant Arenacross fans.
From the moment the mechanical start gate drops, the tracks with their tight and twisty turns, banked corners and huge jumps are designed to encourage plenty of close and hard-charging race action all the way to the chequered flag!
It takes 48 hours to build the circuit
It takes just 24 hours to break down
Tonnes of dirt are shipped into the arena; that’s lorry loads
Incredible two-and-a-half miles of fencing and six-and-a-half miles of power cables are used.
You can actually get to walk the hallowed Arenacross ground and check out those jumps and whoops for yourself by upgrading your ticket to one of our race night VIP Experiences – CLICK HERE
Sustainable track building
We take sustainability seriously when building our Arenacross events. All of our lighting is low-energy and efficient LED whilst we’ve set a number of targets when building an Arenacross track, such as using re-cycled material that is located no further than 10 miles away from each venue. Where possible, we own the dirt and store it no further away than 3 miles to reduce the number of trucks that we use to transport to and from each venue. Since 2013, we have reduced the number of miles transporting the dirt by over 500 per event! And finally, the machinery that we use to build the tracks are the latest low-emission models available.