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Sport, parks, & leisure 1 to 25 of 12113 stories
25 Sep 2017
Populous open Tokyo office and reveal design plans for 'Asia's number one ballpark'
Populous open Tokyo office and reveal design plans for 'Asia's number one ballpark'   Sports and leisure architects Populous have announced the opening of a new office in Tokyo as the firm continues its global expansion. The decision to establish an office in Japan expands Populous’ global footprint to 15 branches worldwide, including six in the Asia-Pacific region. The organisation now has .... More>>
23 Sep 2017
Sport England gives colleges £5m boost to get students active
Sport England gives colleges £5m boost to get students active   Sport England has injected £5m of National Lottery funding into 49 colleges to help get students active. The decision to expand the further education investment portfolio and drive college ‘inactivity programmes’ follows research from Sport England which found: Nearly 1 in 5 (approximately 138,000) further .... More>>
22 Sep 2017
Wasps appoint event specialist to drive commercial opportunities at Ricoh
Wasps appoint event specialist to drive commercial opportunities at Ricoh   Aviva Premiership club Wasps has appointed events industry specialist Stuart Cain as its new commercial director to help increase usage of the Ricoh Arena’s event facilities. Cain joins Wasps after spending seven years as commercial director of the NEC Group. During his time at NEC, he built The Ticket .... More>>
22 Sep 2017
Lappartient vows to clean up world cycling body after presidential victory over Cookson
Lappartient vows to clean up world cycling body after presidential victory over Cookson   David Lappartient has vowed to increase transparency in cycling after being elected president of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). The 44-year-old Frenchman secured 37 votes to eight against 66-year-old Briton Brian Cookson, who had been in charge of world cycling's governing body since 2013. Cookson said .... More>>
22 Sep 2017
National Football Museum names new chair and CEO with double appointment
National Football Museum names new chair and CEO with double appointment   England's National Football Museum has announced two senior appointments, with Ian Penrose named non-executive chair and Tim Desmond taking over as CEO. Having worked in the sports, leisure and gaming industry for more than 20 years, Penrose, who takes up his position with immediate effect, is responsible for .... More>>
22 Sep 2017
Manchester United legends to launch university focused on wellbeing
Manchester United legends to launch university focused on wellbeing   Manchester United legends Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville are behind plans for a new university designed to combine sport, education and wellbeing. The teammates, whose business is called Class of ‘92, approached Lancaster University and Trafford Council to help them develop .... More>>
21 Sep 2017
Olympic medallist appointed chair of Swim Safe
Olympic medallist appointed chair of Swim Safe   Olympic medallist and European champion swimmer Steve Parry has been appointed the new chair of outdoor swimming and water safety programme Swim Safe. Operated by Swim England and the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), Swim Safe teaches young people how to "have fun and stay safe" when swimming .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Sport Wales appoints first director of community engagement
Sport Wales appoints first director of community engagement   As part of its strategy to make sure sport “appeals to everyone”, Sport Wales has appointed its first ever director of community engagement. “With changing social trends, advances in technology and a whole range of opportunities competing for the Welsh public's attention, the new role will focus on ensuring .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Oxygen Freejumping to open trampoline park at The O2
Oxygen Freejumping to open trampoline park at The O2   Trampoline park operator Oxygen Freejumping is opening a 30,000sq ft (2,787sq m) operation at The O2 – the first of three new sites due to open around London. The park at The O2, which is due to open in summer 2018, will be Oxygen’s 11th in the UK and is in line with the company’s strategy to target areas of .... More>>
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>>
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