UK Sports Clubs Receive Millions In EU Funding

21st September 2016

Several UK sports organisations including Premier League football clubs have received millions of pounds worth of grants from the European Union’s Erasmus programme.

Mayor Of London Approves £400m Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

26th February 2016

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has confirmed that its proposed new north London stadium has received approval from the mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Beijing Secures 2022 Olympic Games

3rd August 2015

Beijing will become the first city to organise both Summer and Winter Olympics, after the Chinese capital was selected as host of the 2022 Winter Games.

Hotel, Leisure And Sport Construction At Highest Level Since 2012

5th January 2015

The hotel, leisure and sport sectors look set to end 2014 on a positive note after construction contracts reached their highest level in more than two years, according to new research.

Manchester City Unveils New £200m Academy Complex

8th December 2014

Manchester City Football Club has opened the doors to the club’s new City Football Academy

Non-league Grimsby Town Hopes To Secure Lease For £200m Stadium Site

17th November 2014

Grimsby Town Football Club (GTFC) is hoping to take its proposals for a new community stadium to the next level by securing a lease for the Peaks Parkway site south of the town.

Cost Of Olympic Stadium Conversion Increased By £35.9m Due To Complications In Roof Structure

24th October 2014

The cost of converting the London Olympic Stadium into a 54,000-capacity multi-use stadium is set to rise from £154m to £190m due to complications in the new roof.

Liverpool FC Gets Go-ahead For Major Stadium Expansion

23rd September 2014

Liverpool FC’s plans to increase capacity of the club’s Anfield Stadium by around 13,000 seats have been given the green light by Liverpool City Council (LCC).

Stadium Plans For Gillingham Would Make New Ground One Of The Biggest In League One

20th August 2014

A proposed new stadium for English football League One side Gillingham would be more than double the size of its current home at Priestfield

Hungary's Debrecen Welcomes Eco-friendly Football Stadium

1st July 2014

A progressive 20,000-capacity stadium has opened as the centrepiece of an environmentally focused regeneration project in the Hungarian city of Debrecen.

Al Bayt Stadium Venue For 2022 World Cup Semi Final

24th June 2014

Designs have been revealed for the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor district, Qatar.

Batchwood Sports Centre To Reopen After £6.6m Revamp

2nd May 2014

Batchwood Sports Centre in St Albans, Hertfordshire is to reopen on 26 May following a £6.6m redevelopment.

Eye-catching Designs Emerge For Iranian Rock Climbing Gym

7th April 2014

Tehran-based New Wave Architecture have designed a 4,500sq m (48,438sq ft) rock climbing gym for Porlour, Iran, that resembles a giant boulder.

Spurs Hoping To Have New Stadium Up And Running By 2017-18 Season

3rd April 2014

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (Spurs) is hoping to have its new stadium ready for the start of the 2017-18 season.

David Beckham's Miami Stadium Plans Unveiled - But Land Deal Still To Be Secured

31st March 2014

David Beckham and his partners have released images of the proposed 25,000 – capacity football stadium they are hoping to build in Miami, Florida, US.

Work To Start On £55m University Of Birmingham Sports Complex

18th March 2014

Construction is to start next month on the University of Birmingham’s new £55m red brick and copper-clad sports centre on its Edgbaston campus.

A £1m Fund For Sport Facilities In Scotland

4th March 2014

The Scottish government has launched a new fund to help communities own and run their sport facilities.

Lee Valley White Water Centre Opens

28th February 2014

The Lee Valley White Water Centre has opened today for the 2014 season, following the completion of a £6.3m development and expansion project at the London 2012 venue.

Plans Unveiled For A Brand New Leisure Centre In Royton

24th January 2014

Oldham Council unveiled plans for a new sports centre in Royton this week, which is slated to open in autumn 2015, coinciding with the closure of an existing facility.

Nou Camp To Undergo Extensive £495m Revamp

23rd January 2014

Barcelona FC’s board of directors has rejected the option of building a new stadium and instead has approved a redevelopment of its iconic Nou Camp stadium.

Scunthorpe United Reveals Stadium Plans

15th January 2014

Scunthorpe United Football Club (SUFC) has revealed plans for a new 12,000 capacity stadium in the town.

Football Foundation Passes £1bn Grassroots Investment Mark

2nd January 2014

The Football Foundation has announced that it has now supported more than £1bn-worth of grassroots sports projects.

Germany To Train At Purpose-built Village For 2014 World Cup

19th December 2013

The German World Cup side is to spend its time in its own purpose-built village complex with 65 rooms when the team takes part in next year’s tournament in Brazil.

QPR Announce 40,000-seater Stadium Plans In Old Oak Development

13th December 2013

Queens Park Rangers Football Club has unveiled plans for a new 40,000-seater stadium as part of a major regeneration project of the Old Oak area in west London.

Co-hosting Bids For Ice Hockey 2017 World Championships

14th January 2013

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has announced it has received co-hosting bids from Germany-France and Denmark-Latvia for its 81st World Championship in 2017.

Istanbul, Madrid And Tokyo Bid For 2020 Olympic Games

8th January 2013

Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo on Monday submitted their candidature files to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the race to host the 2020 Summer Games moved into a decisive phase ahead of September’s final vote.

Rome To Pursue 2024 Olympics Bid

10th December 2012

Rome will return to the Olympic Games bidding fray for the 2024 event after the city’s Mayor, Gianni Alemanno, admitted that it had made the wrong decision in withdrawing its tilt at the 2020 Games.

Investment Grading Underlines Financial Security Of Istanbul 2020

7th November 2012

Istanbul’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games received a boost yesterday following credit ratings agency Fitch’s decision upgraded Turkey’s investment grade.

Russia Names Host Cities For 2018 World Cup

1st October 2012

FIFA has announced the 11 cities to host the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with Krasnodar proving the surprise omission from the 13 originally shortlisted.

Mexican Football Chief Targets Third World Cup With 2026 Bid

21st September 2012

Mexican Football Federation (FMF) president Justino Compean has revealed that the country will bid to host a record-breaking third FIFA World Cup in 2026.

London 2012 Security - Home Secretary Confirms 3,500 More Troops

13th July 2012

The Home Secretary has confirmed an additional 3,500 of military personnel will support security operations at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Bristol Rovers Stadium Plans Recommended For Approval By South Gloucestershire Council Officers

13th July 2012

Plans for the construction of a new stadium on land next to the University of West England campus at Frenchay, Bristol, have been recommended for approval by the local authority.

Five Cities In Contention For Equestrians 2018 World Games

12th June 2012

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has announced that five cities have confirmed bids for the 2018 World Equestrian Games.

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club - Redevelopment Approved By Bristol City Council

31st May 2012

Bristol City Council (BCC) has approved plans put forward by Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (GCCC) for the redevelopment of its County Ground home.

Georgia Pushes Ahead With Euro 2020 Bid

16th May 2012

Georgia has confirmed its intention to make a bid for UEFA Euro 2020 after shelving plans to put forward a co-hosting model with Azerbaijan.

Brighton And Hove Albion FC To Expand Amex Stadium

26th April 2012

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club’s (BHAFC) plans to expand the Amex Stadium in Falmer, East Sussex, have been given the green light by members of the local authority.

Turkey Confirms Bid For Euro 2020

18th April 2012

The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) on Tuesday submitted its bid to UEFA to host Euro 2020, with questions marks continuing to surround how the proposal will fit in with Istanbul’s tilt at the 2020 Olympic Games.

2020 Olympic Games Bid Cities In Moscow

16th April 2012

The five bid cities for the 2020 Olympic Games were handed an invaluable platform to impress on Saturday, as they all made presentations at the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) general assembly in Moscow.

West Ham United FC Confirms New Bid To Become Anchor Tenant Of London's Olympic Stadium

23rd March 2012

West Ham United Football Club (WHUFC) has confirmed that it is making a fresh
bid to become the anchor tenant of London’s Olympic Stadium following the 2012
Games.

Andrew Cosslett Named England Rugby 2015 Chair

22nd March 2012

Andrew Cosslett, the former chief executive officer of InterContinental Hotels
Group, is the new chair of Rugby World Cup 2015 organising committee, England
Rugby 2015.

Chelsea Football Club: A Complete Rebuild Of Stamford Bridge Has 'little Chance Of Acceptability'

6th March 2012

Chelsea Football Club (CFC) has said the complete new-build of its Stamford Bridge home in west London, which would provide a 60,000-seat venue, has “little chance of acceptability”.

Nottingham's New GBP9m Victoria Leisure Centre Opens In Sneinton

6th March 2012

Nottingham City Council (NCC) has announced the opening of the city’s new £9m
Victoria Leisure Centre in Sneinton, which forms part of a wider investment in
local facilities.

Six Cities In The Running For The 2018 Youth Olympics

5th March 2012

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge has hailed the “high level” of interest in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games after confirming bids from six cities for the event.

Minnesota Vikings Announce Deal With State And City Officials For New Minneapolis Stadium

5th March 2012

A new stadium is to be developed on the site of Minneapolis’ current Metrodome
to provide a home for the US city’s National Football League (NFL) team, the
Minnesota Vikings.

Technogym Launches Our Greatest Team And I Pledge As Part Of London 2012 Legacy Plans

2nd March 2012

Technogym has launched its own legacy programme for the 2012 Olympic Games as part its role as the official fitness equipment supplier for the Games.

Ireland Looking At Bid For 2023 Rugby World Cup

20th February 2012

Philip Browne, the chief executive of the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), has confirmed that a bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup is under consideration by the country’s sport stakeholders.

Olympics Can Boost Spain, Claims Madrid 2020

31st January 2012

Madrid 2020 bid leaders insisted that Spain’s financial crisis would not hinder the city’s third consecutive tilt at the Olympic Games as its controversial bid logo was unveiled on Monday.

FEI Hails Record Interest In World Equestrian Games

17th November 2011

International Equestrian Federation (FEI) secretary general Ingmar de Vos has hailed the record number of expressions of interest to host the organisation’s flagship event in 2018 as a ringing endorsement.

IAAF Happy With London 2017’s Stadium Guarantee

5th October 2011

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) senior vice-president Bob Hersh has stated London’s bid for the 2017 World Championships has resolved the issues regarding future usage of the Olympic St…

British Olympic Association Signs Memorandum Of Understanding With Russian Olympic Committee

30th September 2011

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its Russian counterpart to identify areas of strategic partnership.

London Mayor Boris Johnson Urges Tottenham Hotspur To Pursue Stadium Redevelopment

29th September 2011

London mayor Boris Johnson has called on Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC) to press ahead with plans for the redevelopment of its White Hart Lane stadium in London.

Former Everton Football Club Chief Executive Trevor Birch Has Said The Club 'needs' A New Stadium

28th September 2011

Everton Football Club (EFC) “needs” a new stadium in order to ensure that it can continue to compete in the Premier League, according to its former chief executive Trevor Birch.

Shortlisted Designs For North Kensington's New Academy And Leisure Centre Put On Display By Council

23rd September 2011

Six shortlisted designs for the new Kensington Aldridge Academy and Kensington
Leisure Centre, West London, have been put on display by the local authority.

Florida Atlantic University To Open Its New 30,000-capacity Stadium In Boca Raton On 15 October

23rd September 2011

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) will open its new 30,000-capacity stadium in Boca Raton on 15 October.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Moves Closer To Redeveloping Its White Hart Lane Ground

23rd September 2011

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC) has moved closer to transforming its White Hart Lane ground after securing a Section 106 agreement and planning consent for the scheme.

Mather And Co Secures Design Contract For Manchester's New National Football Museum

22nd September 2011

Cheshire-based Mather and Co has announced that it has been awarded the design contract for the new National Football Museum, which is relocating from Preston to Manchester.

Sports Ministry Rules Out Revival Of South Africa 2020 Olympics Bid

18th August 2011

Hopes of reviving a South African bid for the 2020 Olympics have been extinguished after the country’s Sports Ministry stated it would not ask the government to reconsider its tender.

Dubai Targets 2024 Olympics As South Africa Re-enters 2020 Race

1st August 2011

Dubai has announced it will forgo a bid for the 2020 Olympics in favour of concentrating its efforts on the 2024 Games, while South Africa has emerged as a serious contender.

PyeongChang (South Korea) Olympic Dream Comes True

7th July 2011

The South Korean city of PyeongChang is favourite to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games by winning yesterday’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) vote.

Bristol City Football Club Welcomes 'encouraging' Ashton Vale Decision

17th June 2011

Bristol City Football Club (BCFC) has welcomed an “encouraging” decision by the local authority to designate part of the city’s Ashton Vale site as a Town Green.

Morgan Sindall To Build GBP8m Leisure Centre At De Montfort University

17th June 2011

Rugby-based construction firm Morgan Sindall has been awarded the contract to deliver De Montfort University’s (DMU) new £8m leisure centre in Leicester.

GBP7m Refurbishment Of East Kilbride's Dollan Aqua Centre Completed

16th June 2011

East Kilbride’s Dollan Aqua Centre has reopened to the public following the completion of a £7m refurbishment of the Grade A-listed venue, which was carried out by Clark Contracts.

North Lincolnshire Council Receives Keys To The Pods Leisure Complex

16th June 2011

The Pods – a multi-million pound leisure and sports facility being developed in Scunthorpe – has been handed over to North Lincolnshire Council (NLC) ahead of its July opening.

London 2012 Basketball Arena Completed

15th June 2011

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has revealed that construction work at the London 2012 Basketball Arena is now complete – the fourth Olympic Park venue to be finished.

Deloitte: Premier League Clubs' Revenues Pass GBP2bn Milestone In 2009-10

14th June 2011

English Premier League clubs reported record revenues of more than £2bn during the 2009-10 season, according to new research published by Deloitte’s Sports Business Group.

Councillors To Proceed With St Albans' GBP24m Westminster Lodge Scheme

13th June 2011

Councillors have voted to proceed with the £24m Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre project in St Albans, Hertfordshire, following an independent review of the scheme’s business case.

Cornwall Council-commissioned Feasibility Study Backs GBP24m Stadium Plan

10th June 2011

A feasibility study commissioned by Cornwall Council to investigate plans for a new county sports stadium has recommended an “enhanced” option expected to cost around £24m.

Construction Work Starts On Glasgow 2014 Athletes' Village

9th June 2011

Glasgow City Council (GCC) has revealed that work has started on the £150m City Legacy Homes development – to be used as the 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village.

Scottish Football Set To Undergo 'radical And Historic' Transformation

8th June 2011

Members of the Scottish Football Association (SFA) have agreed plans for a “radical and historic” transformation of the domestic game’s governance and structures.

Council Approves Three Barnsley Leisure Centre Closures

1st June 2011

A request from operator Barnsley Premier Leisure (BPL) to close three leisure venues in the South Yorkshire town has been approved by members of Barnsley Council’s cabinet.

Capital Investment Initiative For Beach Volleyball

27th May 2011

Volleyball England has launched a new initiative to increase numbers of participants and spectators in beach sports with funding for beach courts across the UK.

Glasgow Selected To Host 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

23rd May 2011

The Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) has named Glasgow as host of the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships – the first time the event has come to Scotland.

Heart Of Midlothian Football Club To Carry Out Review Of Stadium Options

23rd May 2011

Heart of Midlothian Football Club (Hearts) has confirmed that it is working with the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) on a joint study to explore its future stadium options.

IIHF Women’s World Championship To Return To Ottawa

20th May 2011

Ottawa will host the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship, bringing the event back to the Canadian city for the first time since 1990.

Bulgaria Eyes Euro 2020 Bid

19th May 2011

Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) president Bobby Mihaylov has stated his “desire” to enter a joint bid with Romania for UEFA Euro 2020.

LOCOG Confirms First 74 Locations On The 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Route

19th May 2011

Nearly 75 locations across the UK have been revealed as forming part of the route for next summer’s Olympic Torch Relay by the organisers of the 2012 Games.

Chelsea Piers Starts Work On Sports And Entertainment Complex In Connecticut

18th May 2011

Chelsea Piers Management has announced the start of construction work on a 400,000sq ft (37,161sq m) sports complex in Stamford, Connecticut, US – Chelsea Piers Connecticut.

2018 Ryder Cup To Be Hosted At France's Le Golf National Venue

18th May 2011

Le Golf National near Paris has been selected to host the 2018 Ryder Cup, after France held off competition from four other nations to stage the biennial golf tournament.

Munich Secures Land To Remove 2018 Winter Games Bid Obstacle

17th May 2011

Munich’s attempts to bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Germany received a major lift on Tuesday when officials secured the last piece of property needed for the downhill course.

Conwy County Borough Council Appoints Parc Eirias Pitch Contractor

17th May 2011

Conwy County Borough Council (CCBC) has appointed sports turf firm Souter Sports to deliver the refurbished stadium pitch surface at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay, North Wales.

First Stage Of Dundalk's EUR430m Altitude Leisure Resort To Open Next Year

16th May 2011

Developers behind a proposed new €430m (£376.2m) leisure development in Dundalk, Ireland, have revealed that the first phase of the scheme is due for completion in late 2012.

Andy Anson And Denise Jagger Join British Olympic Association Board

15th May 2011

Andy Anson, chief executive officer of England’s 2018 FIFA World Cup bid, and commercial lawyer Denise Jagger have been appointed to the British Olympic Association’s (BOA) board.

'Right Financial Model' To Determine Liverpool FC Stadium Plans

15th May 2011

Liverpool Football Club’s (LFC) plans for a new stadium or a refurbishment of its Anfield venue will depend on the “right financial model”, according to managing director Ian Ayre.

Fife Sports And Leisure Trust Announces GBP900,000 Investment Plans

14th May 2011

Fife Sports and Leisure Trust (FSLT) has announced plans to invest £900,000 in upgrading facilities and services across its portfolio of 13 venues over the next 12 months.

FA To Hold Independent Review Of World Cup Allegations

13th May 2011

The Football Association has announced it will hold a review into claims from its former chairman that four FIFA Executive Committee members sought improper favours.

London’s Olympic Organisers To Embark On Extensive Testing Programme

11th May 2011

Organisers of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are preparing to commence a year-long testing programme later this month under the banner ‘London Prepares’.

Rugby Football Union Suffers GBP1.1m Reduction In Sport England Funding

10th May 2011

Sport England has confirmed that it has reduced the funding available to the Rugby Football Union (RFU) by nearly £1.1m after research uncovered a fall in participation.

Lease Agreement Ensures Bright Future For London’s Herne Hill Velodrome

9th May 2011

Herne Hill Velodrome – the last surviving venue from the London 1948 Olympic Games – is facing a brighter future after the terms of a new 15-year lease agreement were agreed.

SkillsActive/IMSPA Confirm Shared Vision With Memorandum Of Understanding

9th May 2011

SkillsActive and the Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (IMPSA) have unveiled a new “shared vision” for the future of the UK’s skills agenda.

Craig Whyte Completes GBP1 Takeover Of Glasgow Rangers Football Club

9th May 2011

Wavetower, a company fully owned by Craig Whyte’s Liberty Capital group, has acquired more than 85 per cent of Glasgow Rangers Football Club for £1.

North Tyneside Council Refutes Wideopen Learner Pool Closure Plans

9th May 2011

North Tyneside Council (NTC) has dismissed concerns that Wideopen Learner Pool is to be closed after confirming that an agreement to safeguard its future is close to completion.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Residents Back Munich’s 2018 Winter Games Bid

9th May 2011

Munich’s bid to bring the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games to Germany has received the backing of residents in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, following a referendum.

Further Scrutiny For Multi-million Pound Oxford Swimming Pool Scheme

9th May 2011

Plans for the development of a new multi-million pound swimming pool in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, are to face further scrutiny after being called in by members of the local authority.

FA To Unveil Match-based Discipline

6th May 2011

The Football Association (FA) has revealed that match-based discipline is to be introduced to all English clubs that participate in open-aged, 11-a-side matches from 2011-12.

Ebbw Vale Sports Centre Plans Approved

5th May 2011

A new multi-million pound sports centre is to be developed at The Works:Ebbw Vale, South Wales, after the proposals were given the green light by Blaenau Gwent Council (BGC).

New Multi-sport Facility Opens In Dublin

3rd May 2011

Dublin Lord Mayor Gerry Breen has officially launched the local authority’s new multi-sport facility in Clontarf, following the completion of a EUR3.4m (£3m) scheme.

Cannock Chase District Council Starts Work On Multi-million Pound Leisure Revamp

1st May 2011

Cannock Chase District Council (CCDC) has announced that work has commenced on the multi-million pound modernisation of its Chase Leisure Centre, Staffordshire.

Mediation Talks Collapse Over Bristol City Stadium Scheme

30th April 2011

Mediation talks between landowners and applicants regarding a bid to register the proposed site of a new stadium at Bristol’s Ashton Vale as a village green have broken down.

Lee Valley White Water Centre Becomes First 2012 Venue To Open For Public Use

29th April 2011

Lee Valley White Water Centre near Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, has been announced as the first London 2012 venue to open its doors for public use.

Institute For The Management Of Sport And Physical Activity Set For May Launch

28th April 2011

The new Loughborough-based Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (IMSPA) has announced that it is to officially launch on 3 May.