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York Sport Village set for opening
9:19am Thursday 30th August 2012 in News
A NEW £9 million sports centre in York will open its doors tomorrow.
Funded through £5 million from the University, £3 million from City of York Council and £1 million from Sport England, the centre also has a learner pool, a 120-station fitness suite and dance, spin and aerobics studios. Among the other facilities in the Sport Village’s first phase will be a full-size 3G astroturf pitch and three five-a-side surfaces.
Elizabeth Heaps, the university’s pro vice-chancellor for estates and strategic projects, said: “York Sport Village represents a major enhancement of sport and recreational provision in the city. It is highly appropriate this wonderful facility was handed over by the contractors on the first day of the London Olympics and it welcomes its first customers as the Paralympics are in full swing.”
Coun Sonja Crisp , the council’s cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said the pool would be “a state-of-the-art facility for residents”.