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17 Feb 2020
Millwall FC reveals AFL Architects designs for proposed stadium redevelopment
Millwall FC reveals AFL Architects designs for proposed stadium redevelopment   Millwall FC has revealed designs by AFL Architects for the proposed redevelopment of its stadium, The Den, to make it "fit for Premier League football". Redevelopment of the stadium has become a possibility again following the termination of a conditional land sale agreement for the leased site on which The Den .... More>>
17 Feb 2020
Lemay's clever design creates a sleek but efficient aquatics centre
Lemay's clever design creates a sleek but efficient aquatics centre   Lemay's "judicious" design for an aquatics centre in Canada ensures it is not only sleek and sympathetic to its context, but that it uses energy-saving measures to moderate its running costs. The Beloeil Aquatics Centre was completed last year with little in the way of fanfare, but it shows that attractive and .... More>>
14 Feb 2020
Manchester United planning to install 'safe-standing' section at Old Trafford
Manchester United planning to install 'safe-standing' section at Old Trafford   Premier League giants Manchester United have tabled plans to create a safe-standing area at its Old Trafford stadium. The club has made an application to install rail seating for up to 1,500 supporters in a section of the stadium where supporters persistently stand anyway – claiming that the move would improve .... More>>
13 Feb 2020
Liverpool FC unveils updated KSS-designed expansion proposals for Anfield
Liverpool FC unveils updated KSS-designed expansion proposals for Anfield   Liverpool FC has revealed updated KSS-designed plans for the expansion of the Anfield Road stand at its Anfield stadium and has begun a second-stage public consultation of the proposals. Plans to expand Anfield, which were first revealed in 2014, were developed following the takeover of the club by FSG in 2010 – .... More>>
12 Feb 2020
New emergency flood relief fund released for sports organisations hit by storm Ciara
New emergency flood relief fund released for sports organisations hit by storm Ciara   Sports pitches and facilities destroyed or damaged by Storm Ciara will be able to apply for emergency grants of up to £5,000 through a new fund set up to get facilities back up and running quickly. The funding – from Sport England – is available to sports clubs, local authorities and other community sports .... More>>
12 Feb 2020
Active Partnerships launches Workplace Movement scheme to help get staff active
Active Partnerships launches Workplace Movement scheme to help get staff active   A new service aims to help workplaces across the UK tackle sedentary behaviour – and make their workforces more physically active. Launched by Active Partnerships, the Workplace Movement aims to reduce sedentary working practices, improve health and reduce stress for employees. The scheme will provide a .... More>>
12 Feb 2020
Manchester's cycling and walking network 'could become national blueprint'
Manchester's cycling and walking network 'could become national blueprint'   The Bee Network initiative – a joined-up cycling and walking network in Greater Manchester – could provide a national blueprint for improving the nation's health, while also reducing congestion and air pollution. That is the message from a report outlining the benefits of the "revolutionary" network, which would .... More>>
11 Feb 2020
UK Sport launches review of UK Athletics amid 'major concerns'
UK Sport launches review of UK Athletics amid 'major concerns'   UK Sport has commissioned an independent review into UK Athletics (UKA), as part of what it calls a process to ensure the national governing body becomes "fit for the future". The review will look to identify actions for the governing body to "help the sport move forward", recommend areas of change and define .... More>>
11 Feb 2020
Four in five disabled people want to be more physically active
Four in five disabled people want to be more physically active   Four in five (81 per cent) disabled people want to be more physically active – but are unable to, as the demand for their needs is not being met by operators. The figure comes from the latest Annual Disability and Activity Survey, published by the Activity Alliance, which offers an in-depth comparison of .... More>>
10 Feb 2020
Work to begin on Leicester Tigers stadium developments
Work to begin on Leicester Tigers stadium developments   Preliminary works are set to begin in March on a hotel development at Welford Road Stadium – the home of Premiership Rugby club Leicester Tigers. The £22m project will see the construction of a five-floor, 183 room hotel on a 1.7-acre plot adjacent to the stadium, replacing a space previously used as a car park. .... More>>
10 Feb 2020
Colchester's Northern Gateway Sports Park set for summer 2020 opening
Colchester's Northern Gateway Sports Park set for summer 2020 opening   The Northern Gateway Sports Park project in Colchester, Essex, is set to open to the public in the summer of 2020. The multi-million pound, 76-acre site will provide both indoor and outdoor sports and leisure activities and will be owned by Colchester Borough Council. Indoor facilities include .... More>>
07 Feb 2020
Ukactive submits budget representation on behalf of physical activity sector
Ukactive submits budget representation on behalf of physical activity sector   Ukactive has called on HM Treasury to invest more in the physical activity sector, in order to increase its impact across the full breadth of societal issues facing the UK today. The call was made as part of ukactive's budget proposals, submitted to the government on 7 February. The proposals focus on .... More>>
07 Feb 2020
New Sport Value Bank promises to calculate social impact of sport
New Sport Value Bank promises to calculate social impact of sport   A new service aims to offer sports organisations the opportunity to accurately assess, record and value the impact of their community activities. The Sport Value Bank (SportVB) is the brainchild of The Harlequins Foundation – the independent charity of Premiership Rugby club Harlequins – and has been developed in .... More>>
06 Feb 2020
Sport England to invest £1m in creating a more diverse workforce for grassroots sport
Sport England to invest £1m in creating a more diverse workforce for grassroots sport   Sport England has revealed the 16 projects which will share £1m worth of funding from the Workforce Diversity Great Ideas Fund. Those receiving grants range from programmes run by local sports clubs to national governing bodies, with each aiming to engage women and/or black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) .... More>>
05 Feb 2020
X+Living create fantastical 3D world for kids in Shenzhen
X+Living create fantastical 3D world for kids in Shenzhen   X+Living have created a kids' activity centre in Shenzhen, China, that combines a mix of slides, ball-pits and hidden spaces with fantastical design elements and a pastels aesthetic. Shenzhen Neobio Family Park is the most recent of a number of Neobio Family Parks that X+Living has worked on. Covering 6,000sq m .... More>>
05 Feb 2020
Sustainable sports centre in Barcelona features greenery, timber and passive design
Sustainable sports centre in Barcelona features greenery, timber and passive design   A sports centre in Barcelona, designed by Anna Noguera and Javier Fernandez, has won awards for its sustainable and innovative design, which includes a greenery-covered façade, swathes of glazing and timber interiors. Barcelona City Council appointed Noguera and Fernandez after they won an architectural .... More>>
05 Feb 2020
Youth sports and culture projects receive £7m government investment
Youth sports and culture projects receive £7m government investment   Sports, arts and heritage-based youth projects across the UK are set to receive a share of a £7m investment from the central government. The Youth Accelerator Fund has been set up to address urgent needs in the youth sector and expand existing successful projects run by Sport England, National Lottery Heritage .... More>>
05 Feb 2020
Project aims to get women going through menopause more physically active
Project aims to get women going through menopause more physically active   A new project looks to help women who are currently inactive and going through menopause to "access the lifelong benefits of sport". Launched by charity Women in Sport, the programme aims to re-engage women with physical activity during menopause, so they can remain stronger and healthier into later life. As .... More>>
04 Feb 2020
Adidas builds sustainable pitch using 1.8m plastic bottles
Adidas builds sustainable pitch using 1.8m plastic bottles   Sportswear giant Adidas has built a sustainable American football pitch in Florida, using 1.8m recycled plastic bottles. The bottles were collected from nature – at remote islands, beaches, coastal communities and shorelines – in order to prevent them from ending up permanently in the eco-system. Each .... More>>
04 Feb 2020
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale launches esports team
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale launches esports team   Wales and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has launched an esports team – the second leisure venture the footballer has set up in the past 12 months. Called Ellevens Esports, the team is co-owned by Bale and 38 Entertainment Group – a company founded by entrepreneurs Jonathan Kark and Larry Cohen. The organisation .... More>>
03 Feb 2020
Major step forward for Birmingham 2022 plans as £72m Alexander Stadium revamp is approved
Major step forward for Birmingham 2022 plans as £72m Alexander Stadium revamp is approved   Detailed plans for the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium in Birmingham have been approved, marking a major milestone in the preparations for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The £72m plan will see the stadium transformed into a high-quality venue capable of hosting a diverse range of sporting, leisure, community .... More>>
30 Jan 2020
Real Madrid launches innovation brand – plans to enter the e-health sector
Real Madrid launches innovation brand – plans to enter the e-health sector   Real Madrid has launched a new innovation brand, designed to position the football club as a "social and economic leader". Through the new venture, called Real Madrid Next, the football club will look to collaborate with start-ups across six industry sectors – e-health, fan engagement, audio-visual content .... More>>
29 Jan 2020
Buro Ehring's Hidden Stadium concept is an urban micro-city
Buro Ehring's Hidden Stadium concept is an urban micro-city   Buro Ehring's concept for a stadium with a sunken pitch that is hidden by an eclectic group of buildings surrounding it has won the 'Staydium: Stadiums that live beyond sports' design competition. The competition brief was to create a conceptual design for a stadium for Montpellier, France, that could be .... More>>
29 Jan 2020
People from BAME backgrounds 'far less likely' to be physically active
People from BAME backgrounds 'far less likely' to be physically active   People from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are still far less likely to be physically active – despite efforts to tackle the deep-rooted inequalities in activity levels. The issue has been laid bare in a new report, which also shows that BAME groups are also far less likely to volunteer in .... More>>
28 Jan 2020
Technogym named official supplier to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Technogym named official supplier to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games   Technogym has secured a deal to equip 30 Olympic training centres in Tokyo this year, after being named the official supplier to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The deal will see the company provide more than 1,200 pieces of equipment for the use of around 15,000 athletes, which each centre specifically .... More>>
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