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23 Apr 2018
Crystal Palace edges closer to stadium revamp after council votes to approve design plan
Crystal Palace edges closer to stadium revamp after council votes to approve design plan   English Premier League football club Crystal Palace has been given the green light to build an “iconic” new Main Stand at its Selhurst Park home, after Croydon Council resolved to grant permission for the project designed to redevelop the stadium for the modern era. Sports architects KSS are overseeing the .... More>>
23 Apr 2018
Leicester City FC reveals expansion plans for King Power Stadium
Leicester City FC reveals expansion plans for King Power Stadium   English Premier League club Leicester City has revealed plans to increase capacity and improve facilities at its King Power stadium. In a statement, the club's vice chair, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, said the club is also looking to undertake "significant investment" in the stadium's surrounding areas. “We are .... More>>
20 Apr 2018
Spurs: new images and plastic-reducing measures unveiled for future stadium
Spurs: new images and plastic-reducing measures unveiled for future stadium   New images of Tottenham Hotspur's forthcoming White Hart Lane stadium, currently under construction in north London, show the scale of the four huge display screens which will dominate the stadium's seating bowl. Supplied by AV specialist Daktronics, the four bespoke main LED video displays will total more .... More>>
20 Apr 2018
ECB proposes 100-ball format for city-based competition
ECB proposes 100-ball format for city-based competition   The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has revealed it is looking to introduce a '100 balls' format into its new eight-team, city-based tournament. Further shortening the current "T20" format of 20 overs for each innings, the new concept would see teams face 15 traditional six-ball overs and a final 10-ball .... More>>
19 Apr 2018
Funding scheme to help retain men in grassroots football
Funding scheme to help retain men in grassroots football   A new funding scheme has been launched to aid the retention of adult male teams within grassroots football clubs. The £1m Retain the Game fund will be distributed via the Football Foundation and has been created to tackle a decrease in the number of adult male FA-affiliated grassroots league teams in England. .... More>>
19 Apr 2018
Cryptocurrency-based crowdfunding platform launched for sports industry
Cryptocurrency-based crowdfunding platform launched for sports industry   A crowdfunding platform, based on transactions in cryptocurrency, is aiming to offer sports organisations, clubs and individual athletes an alternative way to raise investments and sponsorship. SportyCo will look to match organisations with those happy to make long-term investments and the new platform is among .... More>>
19 Apr 2018
Stadium for Cornwall a step closer after £3m council funding boost
Stadium for Cornwall a step closer after £3m council funding boost   A stadium which would provide a new home for the Cornish Pirates rugby club is a step closer to being built after Cornwall Council agreed a £3m funding package for the £14.3m project. Planning permission for the 6,000-capacity, multi-sport Stadium for Cornwall has already been granted in Threemilestone near .... More>>
19 Apr 2018
Wates bags contract for £33m Maidenhead leisure centre
Wates bags contract for £33m Maidenhead leisure centre   Wates Construction has won the contract to build a new £33m leisure centre and swimming pool at Braywick Park in Maidenhead, Kent. Designed by architects Burke Rickhards, the new centre will replace the ageing Magnet Leisure Centre with a modern facility, which will combine a number of leisure services under .... More>>
18 Apr 2018
St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre opens following redevelopment
St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre opens following redevelopment   St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre in Warwick has been fully reopened to the public as part of a £14.5m (US$20.6m, €16.7m) redevelopment programme of the region's leisure infrastructure. New additions at the centre include an 80 station gym floor – almost triple the size of the former suite – along with two .... More>>
18 Apr 2018
Footballer Michael Carrick launches 'Street Reds' project with Man Utd Foundation
Footballer Michael Carrick launches 'Street Reds' project with Man Utd Foundation   Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick has helped launch a project offering young people free football sessions in the inner city of Manchester. Working in partnership with the Manchester United Foundation (MUF), Carrick has offered to fund the project for the next three years through a charity .... More>>
17 Apr 2018
£13.5m The Hive leisure centre to open ahead of schedule
£13.5m The Hive leisure centre to open ahead of schedule   The Hive Leisure Centre in Ely, Cambridgeshire is set to open to the public on 14 May – two weeks ahead of schedule. The £13.5m centre will include an eight-lane 25m swimming pool, a learner pool with moveable floor and a health club with a 120-station gym floor, two activity studios and a four-court sports .... More>>
17 Apr 2018
Launch of hotel helps Lancashire CCC record 92 per cent increase in profits
Launch of hotel helps Lancashire CCC record 92 per cent increase in profits   The opening of a new hotel at its Old Trafford ground has helped Lancashire County Cricket Club (LCCC) post a 92 per cent increase in full-year profits. LCCC opened a 150-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn at the end of August 2017 and the hotel "exceeded expectations" in its first four months of trading. With an .... More>>
13 Apr 2018
FC Barcelona make breakthrough in bid to build new stadium and 'Barça' district
FC Barcelona make breakthrough in bid to build new stadium and 'Barça' district    FC Barcelona’s ambitious plan to create a vibrant district dedicated to the club and its brand around a redeveloped Camp Nou stadium has been given the provisional green light by the city council. An agreement between the club and the city was reached yesterday (12 April) paving the way for a Modification to .... More>>
13 Apr 2018
Maria Sharapova and Dan Meis join forces to design boutique sport and fitness facilities
Maria Sharapova and Dan Meis join forces to design boutique sport and fitness facilities   Tennis star Maria Sharapova has joined forces with US sports architect Dan Meis to start a new design venture creating “inspirational” health, fitness, sporting and wellness facilities for the hospitality sector. Inspired, in part, by hotelier Ian Schrager’s boutique hotel revolution, the pair are already in .... More>>
13 Apr 2018
Olympic cycling champion Laura Kenny named as keynote speaker for Active Uprising
Olympic cycling champion Laura Kenny named as keynote speaker for Active Uprising   Britain’s most successful female Olympian, Laura Kenny, has been announced as one of the keynote speakers for ukactive’s Active Uprising in Manchester this summer. Kenny, a four-time Olympic champion, will share her success story with guests at the event which takes place from 21 to 23 June. ukactive CEO .... More>>
12 Apr 2018
CannonDesign's Baltimore basketball arena 'embraces movement' through design
CannonDesign's Baltimore basketball arena 'embraces movement' through design   The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in the US has completed work on its new Event Center, designed as one of the most advanced college basketball facilities in the country. The all-in-one athletics venue is the new home of the UMBC Retrievers’ men’s and women’s basketball teams and women’s .... More>>
11 Apr 2018
FC Nantes reveals proposed design for striking new stadium
FC Nantes reveals proposed design for striking new stadium   French football club FC Nantes has revealed the first design sketches for its planned new 40,000-capacity home stadium in western France. US sports architects HKS and French practice Atelier Tom Sheehan & Partenaires (ATSP) have created the concept for the YelloPark Stadium, which includes a fixed roof with a .... More>>
10 Apr 2018
Scottish leisure centre heated by waste water described as 'forefront of renewable energy revolution'
Scottish leisure centre heated by waste water described as 'forefront of renewable energy revolution'   A £1m sustainable energy project at the Aqualibrium leisure centre in Campbelltown, Scotland, will see the facility being powered almost entirely by heat created from waste water. A joint venture between Scottish Water Horizons and SHARC Energy Systems, the initiative will intercept waste water from Scottish .... More>>
09 Apr 2018
Government turns down plans for safe standing in English top flight football
Government turns down plans for safe standing in English top flight football   Premier League football club West Bromwich Albion (WBA) has had its proposal to establish a safe standing area at The Hawthorns stadium rejected by the government. The pilot scheme would have seen around 3,500 seats being converted to rail seats – a system which allows seats to be locked in an upright .... More>>
06 Apr 2018
World of sport celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
World of sport celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace   A number of activities and campaigns are taking place across the world today as part of the fifth International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Launched in 2013 by the United Nations General Assembly, the event aims to raise awareness about the contribution of sport and physical activity to education, .... More>>
06 Apr 2018
Construction set to begin on Australia's first surf park
Construction set to begin on Australia's first surf park   Work is set to begin on Australia's first surf park, after Urbnsurf – the company driving the plans – secured AU$28.3m (US$18, €15m, £13m) in funding to develop a site in the city of Melbourne. The firm has already secured planning consent for a site adjacent to Melbourne Airport and now expects construction .... More>>
06 Apr 2018
'Sugar Tax' comes into force – will benefit sports at schools
'Sugar Tax' comes into force – will benefit sports at schools   The Soft Drinks Industry Levy has come into effect today (6 April), in a move which the government says will "benefit millions of children across the UK". Dubbed the 'sugar tax', the levy is a key part of the government’s childhood obesity strategy and was first announced in the 2016 Budget. The UK joins a .... More>>
05 Apr 2018
Sport England's This Girl Can campaign 'goes global' with Australian debut
Sport England's This Girl Can campaign 'goes global' with Australian debut   Sport England's highly successful This Girl Can campaign has made its first outing outside the UK, following the launch of an all-new version in Victoria, Australia. VicHealth, a health promotion foundation, has released a new video as part of its This Girl Can - Victoria campaign, a local version of the .... More>>
04 Apr 2018
Prince of Wales opens Commonwealth Games, described "more relevant than ever before"
Prince of Wales opens Commonwealth Games, described   The 2018 Commonwealth Games have kicked off on the Gold Coast, Australia, with more than 1.5 billion people tuning in to watch the opening ceremony. The ceremony took place at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast in front of a stadium audience of more than 35,000. Held for the 21st time, the Games will run .... More>>
04 Apr 2018
£35m plans for West Wickham to include new leisure centre
£35m plans for West Wickham to include new leisure centre   Bromley Council has unveiled plans to replace its ageing West Wickham Leisure Centre as part of a £35m regeneration project. The council has set out plans to replace the existing centre, which dates back to the 1960s, with a new building split over two levels. The current centre is owned by the council and .... More>>
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