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Sport, parks, & leisure 1 to 25 of 12931 stories
16 Aug 2019
Sports sector worth £1.14bn to Welsh economy – outperforming travel and accommodation
Sports sector worth £1.14bn to Welsh economy – outperforming travel and accommodation   The Welsh sports sector has been valued at £1.142bn (gross value added), out-performing a number of industries traditionally considered strong in the country – such as pharmaceuticals, travel, accommodation and textiles. The Economic Importance of Sport in Wales 2016-17 report shows that the sector has .... More>>
15 Aug 2019
Youth Sport Trust initiative to help improve wellness of young elite athletes and their parents
Youth Sport Trust initiative to help improve wellness of young elite athletes and their parents   Youth Sport Trust (YST) has set out to protect the mental health of young talented athletes by educating and preparing them for the rigours of performance sport. A new initiative will see 11 national governing bodies of sport work with the charity to engage more than 1,000 young people currently on talent .... More>>
15 Aug 2019
£8.5 million Ladywood Leisure Centre opens in Birmingham
£8.5 million Ladywood Leisure Centre opens in Birmingham   An £8.5m leisure centre has opened its doors to the public in Birmingham. The Ladywood Leisure Centre will be operated by Birmingham Community Leisure Trust (BCLT) on behalf of owner Birmingham City Council (BCC). It is the last of four new leisure centres – in Erdington, Northfield and Stechford – funded .... More>>
14 Aug 2019
NBA Experience opens doors at Disney Springs
NBA Experience opens doors at Disney Springs   The NBA Experience, an immersive and interactive new attraction at Disney Springs in Florida, has celebrated its grand opening, with Disney CEO Bob Iger and NBA commissioner Adam Silver unveiling the new venture. Developed by Walt Disney Imagineering in collaboration with the NBA, the 44,000sq ft (13,400sq m) .... More>>
13 Aug 2019
New York Islanders receive approval for US$1.3bn Belmont Park Arena plans
New York Islanders receive approval for US$1.3bn Belmont Park Arena plans   Plans have been approved for a 19,000-seat, multi-use indoor arena in Belmont Park on Long Island, New York. The US£1.3bn venue is set to become the new home of National Hockey League (NHL) franchise New York Islanders. As well as the indoor arena, the project includes a 350,000sq ft entertainment complex and .... More>>
12 Aug 2019
Beijing 2008 legacy has 'inspired millions' – will dovetail with 2022 Winter Games
Beijing 2008 legacy has 'inspired millions' – will dovetail with 2022 Winter Games   There has been a 'massive increase' in sports participation among the Chinese population following the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Revealing details of legacy programmes to mark the 11th anniversary of the 2008 Games, The Beijing Olympic Development Association (BODA) said there were two sports that exemplify the .... More>>
12 Aug 2019
Leicester City stadium expansion to create 'international venue'
Leicester City stadium expansion to create 'international venue'   Leicester City Football Club has appointed Legends International to undertake a research project which will underpin plans for the proposed expansion of its King Power Stadium. The research process is part of a long-term plan to increase the capacity of the 32,300-seat stadium – and to establish the venue as a .... More>>
09 Aug 2019
Calgary indoor arena and entertainment district gets go-ahead
Calgary indoor arena and entertainment district gets go-ahead   Ambitious plans to create a large sports and entertainment district in Calgary, Canada have been given the green light after a public funding package was agreed for the development. The City of Calgary has agreed to provide half of the funding for the CA$550m (US$416m, €371m, £344m), project, which is driven by .... More>>
09 Aug 2019
Own the Ride looks to inspire more people to take up cycling ahead of UCI world championships
Own the Ride looks to inspire more people to take up cycling ahead of UCI world championships   A legacy campaign looks to utilise the forthcoming 2019 UCI Road World Championships and attract more people to take up cycling. The Own the Ride project, created jointly by British Cycling and Sport England, has been designed to engage people with the UCI event and encourage them to create their own .... More>>
09 Aug 2019
Volleyball England appoints new CEO
Volleyball England appoints new CEO   Volleyball England has appointed Sue Storey as its new CEO. Storey joins from the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA), where she has spent the last 7 years. She will replace the outgoing Janet Inman, who is stepping down from the role in November 2019. During her career, Storey has worked on both domestic .... More>>
08 Aug 2019
Work to begin on £70m Wimbledon tennis complex
Work to begin on £70m Wimbledon tennis complex   The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has appointed Willmott Dixon to construct a new members’ centre adjacent to the iconic Wimbledon Championship complex. The £70m facility, located on Somerset Road, will include 12 new tennis courts (six indoor and six outdoor), new club house facilities, an enhanced .... More>>
07 Aug 2019
MPs to press cricket chiefs over World Cup legacy plans
MPs to press cricket chiefs over World Cup legacy plans   Members of Parliament will quiz cricket chiefs over their plans to capitalise on England's recent World Cup triumph. England secured its first-ever World Cup win in July – a tournament which it hosted – and the success has increased the profile of the sport across media and the public consciousness. England .... More>>
06 Aug 2019
Forest Green Rovers resubmit plans for world's 'greenest stadium'
Forest Green Rovers resubmit plans for world's 'greenest stadium'   Forest Green Rovers chair Dale Vince has resubmitted a planning application for a 5,000-capacity stadium development dubbed the "greenest football venue in the world". Plans for the stadium – to be located close to the M5 motorway, around 10 miles north of Bristol – were originally turned down by Stroud District .... More>>
06 Aug 2019
England Netball chief Joanna Adams to leave governing body after 10 years
England Netball chief Joanna Adams to leave governing body after 10 years   Joanna Adams, CEO of England Netball will be leaving the governing body later this year after almost 10 years with the organisation. She is joining the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), where she will take up the role of chief commercial officer. Adams, who first joined England Netball as commercial .... More>>
05 Aug 2019
Healthy Ageing Challenge fund to distribute £12m to SMEs
Healthy Ageing Challenge fund to distribute £12m to SMEs   A new initiative looks to deliver innovation in the healthy ageing market as part of the government's Industrial Strategy. In total, £12m worth of grants will be distributed to micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises which develop measures aiding healthy ageing – including those .... More>>
05 Aug 2019
England Hockey appoints Nick Pink to replace outgoing Sally Munday as CEO
England Hockey appoints Nick Pink to replace outgoing Sally Munday as CEO   England Hockey has appointed current England Golf chief executive Nick Pink as its new CEO. Pink, whose career also includes a four-year stint at the International Cricket Council, will succeed Sally Munday, who is moving to lead UK Sport later this year. A keen sportsman, Pink is a hockey enthusiast and is a .... More>>
02 Aug 2019
Scotland aims to become Europe's leader in mountain biking
Scotland aims to become Europe's leader in mountain biking   Scotland has published a strategy outlining the country's vision to become "the leader of mountain biking in Europe". The six-year plan – covering the years 2019 to 2025 – sets out a framework in which mountain biking can continue to develop and grow sustainably. It defines three primary targets: to grow .... More>>
02 Aug 2019
New Active Practice toolkit launched to help GPs encourage physical activity
New Active Practice toolkit launched to help GPs encourage physical activity   A new initiative has been launched to encourage more GP practices in the UK take measures to increase activity and reduce sedentary behaviour among their patients and staff. The new Active Practice Charter is aimed at the UK's 8,000+ GP practices and has been designed to help them raise awareness of the simple .... More>>
02 Aug 2019
Rangers FC reveals plans to expand historic Ibrox Stadium
Rangers FC reveals plans to expand historic Ibrox Stadium   Rangers Football Club managing director Stewart Robertson has said the club is considering expanding its iconic Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow. Speaking to local media, Robertson said the club had undertaken a feasibility study into adding thousands of extra seats, which could see the venue's capacity increased to .... More>>
02 Aug 2019
FIFA to expand Women's World Cup to 32 teams
FIFA to expand Women's World Cup to 32 teams   The success of the recent Women's World cup – and the resulting increase in interest in women's football – has led the world governing body FIFA to expand the number of teams taking part in the tournament from 24 to 32. The change will take place immediately, meaning that the next tournament – in 2023 – will .... More>>
30 Jul 2019
NBA franchise LA Clippers reveals plans for US$1bn AECOM-designed arena
NBA franchise LA Clippers reveals plans for US$1bn AECOM-designed arena   The owners of NBA team LA Clippers have revealed detailed plans for a US$1bn indoor arena, to be built in the Inglewood district in Los Angeles, California. Designed by a team including AECOM, Anderson Barker Architects, the City Design Studio of Los Angeles and Hood Studios, the development will include a .... More>>
30 Jul 2019
Birmingham 2022 branding and logo revealed
Birmingham 2022 branding and logo revealed   The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (Birmingham2022) has revealed the brand identity and logo for the event. Launched three years to the day until the opening ceremony, the brand vision has been built around the theme of ‘a Games for Everyone’. The branding will form part of efforts to .... More>>
29 Jul 2019
Sport is GREAT campaign kicks off Team GB preparations for Tokyo 2020
Sport is GREAT campaign kicks off Team GB preparations for Tokyo 2020   A new marketing campaign has been launched to showcase the "best of British sport" around the world. The ‘Sport is GREAT’ has been timed to mark one year to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and will see posters and promotional materials being displayed in large cities around the world. Designed to .... More>>
29 Jul 2019
Unopposed Seb Coe set to be re-elected IAAF president
Unopposed Seb Coe set to be re-elected IAAF president   Seb Coe is set to be re-elected as president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) after the former London 2012 chief was confirmed as the only candidate for the role. Coe, who has held the role since 2015, is expected to be named president for a further four-year term at the IAAF .... More>>
29 Jul 2019
Leisure spending remains robust despite Brexit worries
Leisure spending remains robust despite Brexit worries   UK spending on leisure remained steady during the second quarter of 2019, with net spending up one percentage year-on-year. Figures from Deloitte’s latest Leisure Consumer report – a quarterly survey of more than 3,000 UK adults – shows that spending has increased in eight out of 11 leisure categories, .... More>>
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