Jim Baker Stadium Facilities

We at C.A.I.B.C are proud of the facilities available to club members and casual visitors alike. The Jim Baker Stadium boasts twelve full size rinks and regularly plays host to parties of bowlers from around the province, be they outdoors, short mat, complete novices or confirmed stadium enthusiasts.

McConkey Room

Since it was created in 1985, the stadium has staged a number of Tournaments including Irish Masters Pairs and World Bowls Tour Singles events.

Some organisations stage annual events here, and many outdoor and short mat clubs choose our facilities for an end of season visit and/or prize night, during which they enjoy a game, meal and refreshments (menu available to download below). Such is the welcome they receive they return year after year.

Throughout the week there is an assortment of league matches; mixed pairs, mixed triples, mixed fours, ladies' fours, mens' fours, and a veterans (mens) fours league. There is also a 'fun bowls' morning.

Bowls Game in Progress

The Building was not purpose-built and was originally an Equestruan Centre. Visitors should not be misled by the rather quaint exterior for the Jim Baker Stadium boasts superb facilities second to none!

We have two Greens, each with six playing rinks; at maximum capacity we can facilitiate ninety six bowlers. Green No.1 was completed at the opening of the stadium in 1985. This green has just been completely refurbished. Already it is drawing favourable comments from all bowlers who have used it.

Green No.2 was completed in 1998; it is famously slick and true - one of the best in Britain.

The Members' Area, Viewing Area and McConkey Function Room enable the Club to have a social aspect to cater for the needs of both members and visiting user groups.

The stadium has Ladies' and Gents' Changing and Toilet facilities.

We encourage and facilitate Elderly and/or disabled Bowlers but as yet we have no lift facility. We feel we must remedy this.

There is a specially adapted 'Disabled' toilet and reasonable access to the Green for wheelchair users.

It's an ideal venue for all your needs, whether you're young or not so young; male or female; new comer or 'expert'; short mat, outdoor or stadium player; a small party or even a whole club!

Download McConkey Room Restaurant Menu