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18 Sep 2017
LA's Burbank TV studios transformed into Blizzard Arena for eSports
LA's Burbank TV studios transformed into Blizzard Arena for eSports   Games developer and broadcasting giant Blizzard Entertainment has transformed a legendary Los Angeles television studio into a major eSports arena. The popularity of eSports competitions – in which opposing players compete at video games played online, often with thousands of digital spectators following the .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
The University of Birmingham opens world-class sports centre
The University of Birmingham opens world-class sports centre   The University of Birmingham has officially opened an indoor sports centre, designed by British architecture studio Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, with the ambition “to provide future generations of the city’s athletes with world-class sports facilities.” The centre, which is open to students, academics and the .... More>>
18 Sep 2017
Real Madrid plans interactive football experience in China
Real Madrid plans interactive football experience in China   Real Madrid football club has announced plans to create an interactive football experience centre as part of a major development in Zhuhai, China. Business conglomerate the Lai Sun Group is behind the development – an integrated tourism and entertainment project called Novotown – which will, in its second phase, .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
Beach volleyball at the Eiffel Tower and more as IOC approves plans for Paris 2024 Olympics
Beach volleyball at the Eiffel Tower and more as IOC approves plans for Paris 2024 Olympics   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially approved plans to transform Paris into an Olympic Park for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games – a decision which will see sporting events take place against the spectacular backdrop of the city’s historic buildings, streets and landmarks. The Champs .... More>>
13 Sep 2017
Paris and Los Angeles secure 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games
Paris and Los Angeles secure 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games   Paris and Los Angeles have been named as hosts of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games respectively, following a historic decision made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Both cities were in line to bid for the 2024 summer Games, until the Los Angeles bid team struck a deal with the IOC, which will see the .... More>>
13 Sep 2017
Pulse partners with FA and Sport England to open gym and football hub
Pulse partners with FA and Sport England to open gym and football hub   St George’s Park Westfield - the third hub of the FA Parklife Programme - will officially open next week (Monday 18 September) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, boasting football facilities and a two-floor fitness suite that has been kitted out by the Pulse Group. The site will be operated by the charitable trust .... More>>
12 Sep 2017
'One of the world's top 5 stadiums': Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitana ready for action
'One of the world's top 5 stadiums': Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitana ready for action   The striking new home for Spanish football side Atletico Madrid is ready to host its first match, with construction finally completed on the 68,000 capacity Wanda Metropolitano stadium. The club has invested a reported €300m on the new ground – which replaces the Vicente Calderon Stadium, its home of over 50 .... More>>
08 Sep 2017
AECOM to oversee multi-million-pound Center Parcs-style activity resort in Wales
AECOM to oversee multi-million-pound Center Parcs-style activity resort in Wales   A major adventure resort offering a wide variety of physical, thrilling and wellness activities, a 100-bedroom hotel and 400 luxury lodges on a 480-acre (194-hectare) Welsh site will be project managed by AECOM. Afan Valley Adventure Resort will offer a mix of healthy and exhilarating pastimes, including water .... More>>
08 Sep 2017
Arsenal FC launches innovation lab for startups
Arsenal FC launches innovation lab for startups   English Premier League club Arsenal has launched an innovation lab as part of plans to work closer with startup organisations. The Arsenal Innovation Lab will enable the club to partner with entrepreneurial businesses in order to explore – and improve – areas such as matchday experience and fan engagement. .... More>>
07 Sep 2017
Birmingham named candidate city for UK’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid
Birmingham named candidate city for UK’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid   Birmingham has beaten Liverpool in a two-horse race to be named the preferred candidate city for the UK’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The decision to put Birmingham forward – made by an independent assessment panel, in partnership with officials from the DCMS – brings to an end rival city Liverpool’s .... More>>
07 Sep 2017
Detroit's Little Caesars Arena prepares for grand opening
Detroit's Little Caesars Arena prepares for grand opening   Almost 2,000 people have attended a private opening event for the Little Ceasers Arena; a 20,000-capacity sports and entertainment venue located in the heart of Detroit. Politicians, athletes, media personalities and business and civic leaders attended the event on Tuesday (5 September) to take a first look at .... More>>
06 Sep 2017
Steve Brown appointed new chief executive of RFU
Steve Brown appointed new chief executive of RFU   The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has appointed Steve Brown as its new CEO, with the move concluding an “extensive selection process”, led by a board nominations panel which concluded on 31 August. The RFU board approved the appointment over the weekend and Brown was officially appointed CEO on 4 September. .... More>>
06 Sep 2017
Premiership rugby club Worcester Warriors confirms search for ‘new investor’
Premiership rugby club Worcester Warriors confirms search for ‘new investor’   English Aviva Premiership rugby club Worcester Warriors has confirmed it is looking for fresh investment, following reports that the club has lost more than £15m over the past three seasons. In a statement, Warriors chair Bill Bolsover said that the introduction of a new investor could ultimately lead to a .... More>>
06 Sep 2017
Hambleton Leisure Centre set for £2.5m redevelopment
Hambleton Leisure Centre set for £2.5m redevelopment   Work is set to begin on a £2.5m redevelopment of Hambleton Leisure Centre in Northallerton, North Yorkshire. Facility development specialist Alliance Leisure – which is leading the six-month project – has appointed contractor ISG to undertake the work, which will result in a new 5,100sq ft (473sq m) extension. .... More>>
05 Sep 2017
Championship rugby clubs launch grassroots initiative
Championship rugby clubs launch grassroots initiative   Professional clubs playing in the second tier of English rugby have signed up to a grassroots rugby development programme which will see a selection of players from each club go out and help their local communities. The Supporters’ Supporter scheme will see Championship clubs announce – across social media – .... More>>
04 Sep 2017
£7.5m Erdington Leisure Centre opens to the public
£7.5m Erdington Leisure Centre opens to the public   Erdington Leisure Centre in Birmingham will open to the public today (4 September) as part of Birmingham City Council’s (BCC) £40m investment programme in the city’s ageing leisure centre stock. The new £7.5m centre features a 25m swimming pool, teaching pool and a health club with a 70-station gym floor and .... More>>
04 Sep 2017
Dundee FC formalises stadium plans
Dundee FC formalises stadium plans   Scottish Premiership football club Dundee FC has tabled plans to leave its current Dens Park home and build a new stadium in the north of the city. Dark Blue Properties (DBP) – a venture set up by the club to drive the project – and architects Leadingham Jameson Rogers and Hynd have submitted a pre-application .... More>>
04 Sep 2017
English GPs 'unaware' of physical activity recommendations
English GPs 'unaware' of physical activity recommendations   A vast majority of doctors in England are “unfamiliar” with the recommended levels of physical activity – resulting in up to 72 per cent of GPs never discussing the benefits of prescribed exercise with patients. The figures come from a new nationwide study – by Public Health England (PHE) – which revealed that 80 .... More>>
04 Sep 2017
Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather plans fitness empire
Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather plans fitness empire   Fifteen-time boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has revealed plans to set up a chain of fitness clubs – supported by tech-based apps and an in-home training component. Fresh from his “money fight” with mixed martial artist Conor McGregor, Mayweather announced that the first Mayweather Boxing & Fitness .... More>>
30 Aug 2017
Eduardo Ferré, founder of Swimming Nature, says the company is growing on all fronts
Eduardo Ferré, founder of Swimming Nature, says the company is growing on all fronts   Independent swimming tuition provider Swimming Nature has continued its drive for growth by securing contracts for the use of 15 additional pools. The deals – which include pools operated by hotel groups Q Hotels, Hilton and Jurys Inn, as well as a selection of premium independent locations – have widened .... More>>
29 Aug 2017
HOK's Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta hosts first fixture
HOK's Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta hosts first fixture   Atlanta’s new two million square foot stadium has hosted its first game – a preseason National Football League game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Arizona Cardinals. Tens of thousands of supporters attended the match to take a first look at the hotly-anticipated US$1.5bn (€1.24bn, £1.16bn) sports and .... More>>
29 Aug 2017
£32.8m Maidenhead leisure centre to feature 'indoor garden' and 200-station health club
£32.8m Maidenhead leisure centre to feature 'indoor garden' and 200-station health club   The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) council has revealed detailed plans for the new £32.8m Braywick Leisure Centre in Maidenhead, scheduled to open in 2019. Designed by architects Burke Rickhards, the centre will feature an indoor street and winter garden running through the spine of the .... More>>
25 Aug 2017
FaulknerBrowns Architects to design £50m sports complex for University of Portsmouth
FaulknerBrowns Architects to design £50m sports complex for University of Portsmouth   British architecture practice FaulknerBrowns have been selected to design a £50m (US$64m, €54.3m) indoor sports centre for the University of Portsmouth. The building, to be situated on the University's campus in Ravelin Park, will feature an eight-lane swimming pool, a fitness suite, a sports hall, a climbing .... More>>
25 Aug 2017
New Swim Works centre to open in Leamington Spa
New Swim Works centre to open in Leamington Spa   Joanne and Christian Wilson, the husband and wife team behind Little Splashers swim school in Warwickshire, are set to open a new Swim Works swim centre in Leamington Spa. The Leamington Spa location will be the second under the Swim Works name. Located on the site of a former joinery, the new venue is close to .... More>>
24 Aug 2017
Kidderminster Harriers plan community-led stadium development
Kidderminster Harriers plan community-led stadium development   Kidderminster Harriers football club has submitted a proposal to the Wyre Forest district council to build a new stadium, with facilities to benefit the town's local community. The National League North side is planning to prematurely end the lease on its current ground – the club's home since 1890 – allowing .... More>>
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