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01-02-2008, 02:20 PM #1
New Manchester gym
Sport and recreation centre opens
A multi-million pound recreation centre has opened in Greater Manchester.
The building, which cost £6.4m, forms part of the £83m Leigh Sports Village. It boasts a pool, sports hall, health and fitness and aerobics suites.
It will be used by local sports clubs as well as individuals for a range of activities including badminton, dance, basketball, karate and gymnastics.
The centre was funded by Wigan Council, Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust and The Greenbank Partnership.
Andy Burnham MP said: "We now have a sports centre and pool that can attract regionally important sports events and galas.
"All the people of Leigh should be immensely proud of what has been achieved here; and it's all for them."
When it is completed, the sports village will also include a 10,000 seat stadium and a 400m running track.
There are also plans for floodlit grass and artificial pitches, a 150-bedroom four-star hotel and offices as well as a leisure and specialist retail facilities including a cinema, restaurants, bars and a ten-pin bowling alley.
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01-15-2008, 11:02 AM #2
nice.... when i'm back on my feet i might go take a look. i bet there will be some new badminton teams playing there next season - so long as the courts costs aren't extortionate!
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