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08 Dec 2017
Edinburgh's leisure facilities facing funding cuts and new bills
Edinburgh's leisure facilities facing funding cuts and new bills   Pools, gyms, golf clubs and sports facilities across Edinburgh face an uncertain future following proposals for council budget cuts from 2018. Despite the City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Leisure insisting a decision to cut services has not been made, the council needs to make savings of £150m (US$200.7m, .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
Wembley to host four extra Euro 2020 games but Wales misses out
Wembley to host four extra Euro 2020 games but Wales misses out   Four extra Euro 2020 matches will be hosted at Wembley Stadium, after UEFA said it could wait no longer for Brussels to confirm timescales for a new stadium. The UEFA Executive Committee today (7 December) confirmed Wembley will host three group stage games and one round of 16 fixture, all originally scheduled .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
RFU invests record £100m back into game despite making loss
RFU invests record £100m back into game despite making loss   The Rugby Football Union has put nearly £100m (US$134.18m, €113.80m) back into the sport this year – an increase of 11 per cent on 2016. The investment, at £99.6m (US$133.60m, €113.35m), comes despite the annual accounts showing lower year-on-year revenues, mainly due to the Rugby World Cup 2015 revenues .... More>>
06 Dec 2017
Hockey World Cup sees £600,000 investment in two new pitches
Hockey World Cup sees £600,000 investment in two new pitches   Two state-of-the-art hockey pitches will be built ahead of the Women’s Hockey World Cup in England next summer. The pitches, costing £600,000, will be constructed at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. They will remain in place after the tournament, providing new .... More>>
06 Dec 2017
Therapists and sports coaches use Boccia to reach people with learning disabilities
Therapists and sports coaches use Boccia to reach people with learning disabilities   Sports coaches and occupational therapists have teamed up for a new programme designed to engage people with learning disabilities. Social enterprise Sport for Confidence has developed a set of physical activity sessions to improve the leisure facility offering, including Boccia – a precision ball sport that .... More>>
05 Dec 2017
Bjarke Ingels Group unveil design for new type of sports and leisure district under one enormous roof
Bjarke Ingels Group unveil design for new type of sports and leisure district under one enormous roof   Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) have revealed their latest major US project – a sports and entertainment neighbourhood in Texas under a dramatic chequered roofscape. Ambitious plans for the 1.3 million sq ft (121,000sq m) East Austin District were announced today (5 December) by Austin Sports & Entertainment, founded .... More>>
05 Dec 2017
New stadium revealed: Crystal Palace inspired by past while preparing Selhurst Park for future
New stadium revealed: Crystal Palace inspired by past while preparing Selhurst Park for future   English Premier League football club Crystal Palace has announced ambitious plans to redevelop its Selhurst Park stadium. Club chairman Steve Parish unveiled the project at a press conference yesterday (4 December), in which sports architects KSS were revealed as the practice tasked with overhauling a stadium .... More>>
05 Dec 2017
John Amaechi calls for physical activity sector to harness diversity
John Amaechi calls for physical activity sector to harness diversity   Former NBA star John Amaechi has called for the sport and physical activity sector to embrace diversity and encourage inclusivity. Amaechi, who became the first former NBA basketballer to come out publicly when he wrote his memoir, said businesses need to create a more diverse workforce and will soon realise the .... More>>
05 Dec 2017
Sport England launches ‘intense’ £100m pilot to get poorer communities active
Sport England launches ‘intense’ £100m pilot to get poorer communities active   Twelve areas across England will take part in a groundbreaking pilot to reach physically inactive communities. The public body Sport England will allocate £100m in National Lottery funding over four years in an effort to transform the way sport and activity is offered – rallying local organisations and using what .... More>>
04 Dec 2017
New images: Fulham's Riverside Stand project to create 'world-class leisure destination'
New images: Fulham's Riverside Stand project to create 'world-class leisure destination'   Fulham Football Club has submitted an application to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Council for the redevelopment of the Riverside Stand at its historic Craven Cottage home. New renderings released by Populous show how the stand has been designed with “an iconic roof design” to better connect with .... More>>
04 Dec 2017
Populous and Jack Nicklaus create demountable stadium for high-stakes golf putting
Populous and Jack Nicklaus create demountable stadium for high-stakes golf putting   Global sports architects Populous have designed a flat-pack 18-hole putting course that can be disassembled and moved from city to city. The touring facility is the brainchild of Canadian firm MSOP Entertainment Inc, which has launched a new tournament called the Major Series of Putting (MSOP). The sport of .... More>>
02 Dec 2017
Head of London Sport calls for sector’s experts to influence London Plan
Head of London Sport calls for sector’s experts to influence London Plan   Experts from the sport and physical activity sector have a major role to play in delivering the mayor’s London Plan, according to chief executive of London Sport Tove Okunniwa. The draft plan, made available for consultation yesterday (1 December) by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, was welcomed by Okunniwa, who .... More>>
01 Dec 2017
NFL Experience lets fans ‘suit up’ for Super Bowl in New York City
NFL Experience lets fans ‘suit up’ for Super Bowl in New York City   NFL fans have the chance to step into the shoes of their idols as a new experience opens in the heart of New York City. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and the NFL unveiled NFL Experience Times Square today (1 December), which spans 40,000sq ft (3,716m) and promises fans “the most interactive football .... More>>
01 Dec 2017
First new permanent venue of the Tokyo 2020 Games opens to the public
First new permanent venue of the Tokyo 2020 Games opens to the public   The first permanent venue built for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo has opened to the public. The Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, located close to Kengo Kuma’s forthcoming national Stadium, will host badminton, modern pentathlon fencing and wheelchair basketball and has a seating capacity of more .... More>>
01 Dec 2017
London looks to kickstart sport technology revolution
London looks to kickstart sport technology revolution   London could become the new home of ‘sport tech’ if a strategic plan succeeds in bringing sport and technology businesses closer together. The plan, published by London Sport, aims to get more Londoners using technology to be active – and more organisations using it to help them. Launched last night (30 .... More>>
30 Nov 2017
Unfunded sports 'still have a role to play' insists Katherine Grainger
Unfunded sports 'still have a role to play' insists Katherine Grainger   Chair of UK Sport Katherine Grainger says unfunded sports still have a role in the system but will have to look elsewhere for investment as “there isn’t an open-ended chequebook”. In an interview with Sports Management magazine, Grainger admitted her first three months in post had been “challenging”, with .... More>>
30 Nov 2017
College sports centre aims to raise the bar for pupils and public with £3.8m upgrade
College sports centre aims to raise the bar for pupils and public with £3.8m upgrade   A Yorkshire college has pumped £3.8m (US$5.1, €4.3m) into its sports centre, adding a new dance and fitness studio to improve community facilities. Ashville College in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK, has upgraded Ashville Sports Centre's gym, renovated its reception area and installed a cafe. It also houses the .... More>>
29 Nov 2017
Abandoned Sheffield ski village to undergo £22.5m redevelopment under Extreme brand
Abandoned Sheffield ski village to undergo £22.5m redevelopment under Extreme brand   A former ski village in Sheffield, UK, will be reinvented as a sports attraction after a £22.5m (US$30.2m, €25.5m) plan was announced to breathe new life into the site. Working in partnership with Continuum Attractions, Sheffield City Council will resurrect the 48-acre (194,000sq m) site as a sports, leisure .... More>>
29 Nov 2017
Body image concerns stopping mothers from teaching children to swim
Body image concerns stopping mothers from teaching children to swim   Swimwear policies have been relaxed at 96 pools across the UK after a survey showed parents were too concerned about their body image to take their children swimming. A nationwide survey commissioned by operators Everyone Active showed one in two mothers has been put off taking their child swimming due to fear of .... More>>
28 Nov 2017
Former Paralympian Marc Woods is new chair of CIMSPA
Former Paralympian Marc Woods is new chair of CIMSPA   Paralympic gold medallist and BBC commentator Marc Woods has been named as chair of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). Woods, who is also an author and conference speaker, succeeds Andy Reed OBE, who is standing down after serving for one year as interim chair. .... More>>
28 Nov 2017
Revealed: The demountable World Cup stadium Qatar plans to build with shipping containers
Revealed: The demountable World Cup stadium Qatar plans to build with shipping containers   The seventh proposed stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be constructed using shipping containers and will be completely demounted and rebuilt elsewhere after the tournament. The design of the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium – which will have a capacity of 40,000 and host matches up to the quarter-finals stage – has been officially revealed today (28 November), .... More>>
28 Nov 2017
Design shows swooping 2022 Winter Olympics culture and information hub
Design shows swooping 2022 Winter Olympics culture and information hub   Australian architecture studio GroupGSA have won a design competition to create an information hub for the ski resort hosting events during the 2022 Winter Olympics. The Four Seasons Town Reception Center will welcome spectators to Fulong Four Seasons Resort – the Olympic venue located 90km (56 miles) northwest .... More>>
27 Nov 2017
Sports projects receive £4.4m funding boost to attract new volunteers
Sports projects receive £4.4m funding boost to attract new volunteers   Sport England has announced plans to invest £4.4m (US$5.87m, €4.92m) to recruit a new generation of volunteers who will benefit communities across the country. Thirty-two projects will receive National Lottery funding to help them encourage more women, disabled people, young people and those from disadvantaged .... More>>
27 Nov 2017
Everton FC secures Bramley Moore Dock site for new stadium and leisure district
Everton FC secures Bramley Moore Dock site for new stadium and leisure district   Everton’s long-running quest to build a modern stadium has taken a major step forward, with the English club formally signing an agreement to lease land for the ground at Bramley Moore Dock. The lease, secured by club subsidiary Everton Stadium Development Limited, is conditional upon gaining planning consent .... More>>
27 Nov 2017
Places for People reveals strategy behind leisure centre naming rights deal
Places for People reveals strategy behind leisure centre naming rights deal   A £28m leisure centre is set to open tomorrow (28 November) in Eastleigh, bearing the name of operators Places for People. The new centre, Places Leisure Eastleigh, has been developed by Eastleigh Borough Council with a contribution of £2m from Sport England, and will be operated by Places for People Leisure. .... More>>
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