Tralee Regional Sports and Leisure Centre (Tralee Sports Complex as it is know locally) is the premier sporting facility in the South West catering as it does for individuals, groups, members, schools, Tralee Institute of Technology, local clubs, provincial and National Governing Bodies (NGB’s) and International Sporting Events and in the past has been host to the FISEC Games, International Qualifiers for Olympic Games, National Age Group Swimming Championships and International Racquetball Championships to name a few.
Build in 1976 it has developed over the years into a modern multi purpose facility and user friendly. While many other facilities of this era have since become victim of their age, it has always been a policy of the centre to continuously update and modernise its facilities both through the help of the National Lottery Funding and local funding. It is a facility build for the people and by the people of Tralee and is testament to the high esteem the centre is held with over 350,000 visits a year to the facility. The Complex is owned by Tralee Town Council and Kerry Education Service currently receives no operational funding as it is run by a separate company at arms length away from its owners.
Our Swimming Pools
The pool hall has two swimming pools and a village type changing area on the lower ground floor, off which the health suite consists of a steam room, a sauna and showers.
The main pool is a five-lane pool measuring 25m x 9.5m, this pool is 1m deep at the shallow end and 2m deep at the deep end. The learner pool is 12m x 7.5m, with the depth ranging from 0.6m to 0.9m. There a balcony area with a seating capacity for over 160 people overlooking the swimming pools. Both pools have disabled hoist available for patrons who might need assistance.
Each Pool has its own separate plant which allows for warmer water temperatures in the small pool for beginners. More recently the centre has installed its own CHP (Combined Heat and Power Plant) as part of its need to minimise its energy costs and allows the centre to generate over 50% of its own electricity.
The lower ground floor of the link building contains the changing areas for the Fitness Centre and the sports hall. The Fitness Centre consists of a free weights room, dance/aerobic studio, resistance area and a CV area.
The sports hall measures 32 metres by 26 metres with a basketball court suitable for international basketball games and is lined for a variety of other sports including a 6 court badminton venue. It is fitted with a retractable seating system that has a capacity for 320 people. The sports hall is also suitable for smaller events as the sports hall can be divided into two individual areas for a variety of sporting events.
In the past the Sportshall has been the venue for Institute of Technology Conferring, National Symphony Orchestra and concerts in addition to its primary use as a Sporting Venue.
On the upper floor of the sports hall there is also a balcony area overlooking the sports hall area and the Squash, Racquetball, and Handball Court areas.
The facility has 4 Astro turf floodlit pitches measuring 25m x 35m. Two of which can be opened up into a 35m x 50m. Each pitch is surrounded by a 12m perimeter fence.
The larger pitch can cater upto 7 a side matches and the smaller pithces 5 a side matches.