The Silverdome is a multipurpose venue set in a tranquil bush setting in the lovely Cape Reid Reserve in Launceston, Tasmania.
As an all-weather venue with a capacity of up to 5,000 people and free parking for up to 1,000 cars, the Silverdome is well-situated in the northern part of Tasmania at Launceston.
Construction of the Silverdome started on the site in 1984 and the venue was opened in March 1985. The Silverdome was the Southern Hemisphere's first indoor timber cycling velodrome. It was built at a cost of $4 million dollars to the Tasmanian Government. The track is constructed of Tasmanian Oak and is one of just a few hardwood tracks in Australia.
In 1997, the Tasmanian Institute of Sport moved its administration to the Silverdome and now uses its facilities and track to support its elite cycling program. Tasmania has produced many elite cyclists since this time, all of who learnt their trade at the Silverdome.
The Silverdome is located off Oakden Road at Prospect, Launceston. Look out for signs at the Prospect roundabout that lead the way to the venue. The venue is bounded by the Midland and Bass Highways.