The Southpond Watersports Complex is a major sporting precinct located in Southpond, Notchropolis, Craftia. It contains two main venues, Southpond International Regatta Centre (SIRC) and Southpond Whitewater Staduim (SWS). It was completed in 2067 and total cost of the whole project was 45.5 million dollars.
Southpond International Regatta Centre
The Southpond International Regatta Centre (also known as SIRC or The Notchropolis International Regatta Centre) is a rowing regatta centre containing a competition lake, a warmup lake and spectator areas. Its primary purpose was the 2072 Notchropolis Olympics, and it was advertised as the Notchropolis International Regatta Centre for the duration of the games.
All the lakes within the complex are man made, with hundreds of thousands of tonnes of dirt excavated during construction.
The competition lake is 2200m long, with the course itself being 2000m long. It has 6 lanes, totaling 35m wide.
The warm-up lake is approximately 1500m long and 200m wide, however it is not a dead straight line like the competition lake.
The spectator island is located between the two lakes. It contains a cafe and a grandstand, as well as official facilities, pontoons and boat loading areas. There was temporary seating located on the other competition lake to the island during the Olympics.
Southpond Whitewater Stadium
The Southpond Whitewater Stadium (also known as SWS or The Notchropolis Whitewater Stadium) is a whitewater canoeing, kayaking and rafting centre containing a man-made whitewater course and spectator areas. Its primary purpose was the 2072 Notchropolis Olympics, and it was advertised as the Notchropolis Whitewater Stadium for the duration of the games.
The whitewater course is shaped in a large U shape with the finish being about 5m lower than the start. It ranges from 5m to 12m wide. The man-made rapids contains large concrete rocks and jets of water which can be fine tuned to alter the difficulty of the course.
The spectator island is located around the edge of the course and it contains a cafe and seating areas. A temporary grandstand existed between the start and finish lines during the Olympics.