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12 Oct 2018
Edinburgh's iconic Meadowbank sports centre will be reborn
Edinburgh's iconic Meadowbank sports centre will be reborn   Meadowbank Stadium and sports centre in Edinburgh, which hosted the Commonwealth Games in 1970, is to be rebuilt at a cost of £47m, with extensive provision for both sporting excellence and community activity. When complete, it will be managed by Edinburgh Leisure. The new centre is expected to be an integral .... More>>
11 Oct 2018
Parklife scheme delivers first of four Liverpool football sites
Parklife scheme delivers first of four Liverpool football sites   Three new floodlit 3G artificial grass pitches, along with male and female changing facilities, car parking and an 80-station gym, have been opened at Liverpool’s Jeffrey Humble Playing Fields - part of the £200 million Parklife programme. The site will be overseen by Pulse Soccer, a division of leisure .... More>>
11 Oct 2018
Powerleague seeks CVA approval to safeguard future
Powerleague seeks CVA approval to safeguard future   A proposed Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) to restructure 5-a-side football operator Powerleague would lead to the closure of 13 of the company’s 50 sites in the UK and Ireland, with more than 100 jobs likely to be lost. Powerleague says that failure to gain approval for the proposal to deliver a refinanced, .... More>>
11 Oct 2018
Arada reveals master plan for its multi-billion pound Sharjah leisure centre
Arada reveals master plan for its multi-billion pound Sharjah leisure centre   Arada has unveiled the final details on its Aljada Central Hub mega-development. The futuristic complex, set to be designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, will span a whopping 1.9 million sq ft (176,500sq m) and include 732,000 sq ft (68,000sq m) of green space. Other highlights of the family-focused attraction .... More>>
11 Oct 2018
C.F. Møller Architects puts final touches on Jutland leisure centre
C.F. Møller Architects puts final touches on Jutland leisure centre   Construction on Hjertet (“The Heart” in Danish), a multi-purpose leisure centre in the Jutlandic town of Ikast is now complete. The 3,600sq m (39,000sq ft) building, which has been described as a “melting pot” and a link between Ikast’s International School and the local community, recently opened to the public. .... More>>
11 Oct 2018
Work starts on MAD Architects’ craterous sports campus
Work starts on MAD Architects’ craterous sports campus   Construction has commenced on the Quzhou Sports Campus, an ambitious project which is designed to resemble a craterous landscape not unlike the conical puys of France's Massif Central. Helmed by Beijing-based MAD Architects and based in China’s Zhejiang province, the sprawling, 700,000sq m (7.5 million sq ft) .... More>>
11 Oct 2018
Symcox takes the reins at Metro Blind Sport
Symcox takes the reins at Metro Blind Sport   Metro Blind Sport has appointed Martin Symcox, the former director of drowning prevention charity the Royal Life Saving Society UK, to the position of chief executive officer. The London-based charity, which was founded in 1973, aims to open doors to a wide range of sports for all visually impaired people, .... More>>
11 Oct 2018
FC Cincinnati reveals concept designs for new arena
FC Cincinnati reveals concept designs for new arena   Major League Soccer (MLS) team FC Cincinnati has released the first stage of renderings depicting its soon-to-be-built sports arena. The up to 26,500-person capacity stadium is being designed by Meis Architects, who have been attached to the project since 2017. Among other things, the proposed .... More>>
11 Oct 2018
RSPCA urges rethink over possible sports pitch dog ban
RSPCA urges rethink over possible sports pitch dog ban   Cardiff Council’s consultation on proposals to ban dogs from marked sports pitches has drawn concern from the RSPCA and from local dog walkers. The proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) intends to keep parks and public spaces cleaner by clamping down on dog fouling. The council says it receives “a .... More>>
10 Oct 2018
New eSports arena dedicated to League of Legends opens in Seoul
New eSports arena dedicated to League of Legends opens in Seoul   A new arena in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea, allows fans of the popular League of Legends gaming franchise the chance to watch top players compete live and in-person. LoL Park, created by League of Legends' developer Riot Games, holds up to 500 people, with games stations in the centre for .... More>>
10 Oct 2018
Watersports island proposed for Swan River in Perth
Watersports island proposed for Swan River in Perth   Australian property company Northstar Developments has unveiled plans to construct a floating island oasis in the shallows of the Swan River in Perth. Designed to be a watersports and general leisure destination, the Swan River Deck–if approved–would be a jellyfish and algae-free zone, comprising multiple .... More>>
10 Oct 2018
New details released for Europe’s tallest observation wheel
New details released for Europe’s tallest observation wheel   Developer the World Wheel Company has released striking new images of Newcastle’s Whey Aye, which is set to be Europe’s tallest observation wheel when built. Standing at almost 460ft (140m) and named after a phrase in the local Geordie dialect, the huge observation wheel will pip its country rival the London .... More>>
08 Oct 2018
Benefits threat discourages activity in the disabled
Benefits threat discourages activity in the disabled   More than six million people in the UK could be living or contemplating a life of inactivity because they are worried about losing life-changing benefit payments. A new study by Activity Alliance has found that 47 per cent of disabled people – who account for one in five of Britain’s population, making up .... More>>
08 Oct 2018
Siemens maps 'fan energy' to add new dimension in post-match analysis
Siemens maps 'fan energy' to add new dimension in post-match analysis   Acoustic camera technology is being used during the current football season to capture and measure “fan energy” at FC Bayern home games in Munich. The German football giants have teamed up with Siemens and The Economist Group to turn some of the spotlight of post-match analysis onto the crowd at the Allianz .... More>>
05 Oct 2018
Atlanta Hawks State Farm arena nears completion
Atlanta Hawks State Farm arena nears completion   Construction is almost complete on the Atlanta Hawks’ highly anticipated State Farm arena. The US$192.5m (€166.7m, £145.6m) renovation – said to be the second largest in the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) history – will see the sports centre gain the league’s first-ever courtside bar. Other .... More>>
04 Oct 2018
RLSS UK and Leisure Media sign partnership aiming to bridge UK's employment gap
RLSS UK and Leisure Media sign partnership aiming to bridge UK's employment gap   The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) and Leisure Media have announced a partnership, as they aim to bridge employment gaps in the lifesaving sector. RLSS UK, the Drowning Prevention Charity founded in 1891, is a leading provider of training and education in lifesaving and is also the governing body for the .... More>>
01 Oct 2018
Latest Leisure Opportunities news round-up is now live!
Latest Leisure Opportunities news round-up is now live!   Mark Verstegen says health clubs and gyms need to become better at delivering results, report shows adult spend eight times as long watching on-demand as they do exercising, Manchester City opens second office in China and more are included in this week's Leisure Opportunities news round-up. To watch the video .... More>>
28 Sep 2018
Developers reveal proposal to revitalise Victorian beachfront
Developers reveal proposal to revitalise Victorian beachfront   Following years of decline, an area of Victorian seafront architecture in Brighton UK, could be restored as part of an urban regeneration project. Dubbed the People’s Promenade, the project – spearheaded by placemaking firm Boxpark and design studio Chalk Architecture – would see the Grade II-listed Madeira .... More>>
27 Sep 2018
Germany to host Euro 2024 after beating Turkey in final vote
Germany to host Euro 2024 after beating Turkey in final vote   Germany has beaten Turkey to host the Euro 2024 football tournament, after a vote by UEFA's Executive Committee. The two countries made final bid presentations before voting took place in Nyon, Switzerland, earlier today (27 September). In the ballot, the 17 members of the UEFA Executive Committee chose Germany .... More>>
27 Sep 2018
BMF teams up with Bear Grylls and rebrands as 'Be Military Fit'
BMF teams up with Bear Grylls and rebrands as 'Be Military Fit'   Outdoor fitness specialist British Military Fitness (BMF) has taken the radical step to rebrand its business, after partnering with celebrity survivalist Bear Grylls. The new name – Be Military Fit – is part of a strategy to expand the brand to new audiences, including those who are currently inactive. .... More>>
27 Sep 2018
Britain’s first illuminated smart floor installed at Oxford University sports centre
Britain’s first illuminated smart floor installed at Oxford University sports centre   Architectural design practice FaulkerBrowns in collaboration with Beard Construction have installed Britain’s first LED-lit, smart glass floor at Oxford’s Acer Nethercott Hall. Designed by German design company ASB, the futuristic floor–controlled with a touchpad–uses flexible under-floor lighting to provide .... More>>
26 Sep 2018
Mecanoo and Metaform to design Luxembourg’s first velodrome
Mecanoo and Metaform to design Luxembourg’s first velodrome   The first velodrome in Luxembourg will be designed by architectural firms Mecanoo and Metaform, who recently were awarded the commission after winning a competition launched by the country’s Ministry of Sport. The new building, which – in addition to a 1,000-person capacity velodrome – will include a swimming .... More>>
26 Sep 2018
Man City opens second China office as part of global expansion plans
Man City opens second China office as part of global expansion plans   Manchester City FC (MCFC) has become the first international football organisation to open two offices in mainland China. Located in Shenzhen, the second of the club's regional hubs will continue MCFC's work in developing grassroots football in China. It joins an existing hub in Shanghai in an expanding .... More>>
26 Sep 2018
Populous opens doors on new base in Dubai
Populous opens doors on new base in Dubai   Global architecture and design practice Populous has opened an office in the Dubai World Trade Centre, its first in the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region. The move coincides with the company’s additional announcement at the beginning of the week that it would also open an office in Dallas. Ben Vickery, .... More>>
25 Sep 2018
Coach Core to add 10 new sites after netting £1m Lottery grant
Coach Core to add 10 new sites after netting £1m Lottery grant   A programme designed to help get more young people to train as sports coaches has received nearly £1m of National Lottery funding from Sport England. The £995,500 grant will allow the Royal Foundation to double the reach of its Coach Core programme by adding 10 new sites in England over the next three years. .... More>>
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