Southampton’s Outdoor Sports Centre

The £16.85M future vision for the Outdoor Sports Centre

Check out our recent video on the proposals within our Draft Masterplan of Improvements for Southampton’s main venue for outdoor sports.

Draft Masterplan of Improvements – Public consultation

This consultation is now closed.

From 6 August – 31 October 2021, we conducted a public consultation on the Draft Masterplan of Improvements for the Outdoor Sports Centre.

The public consultation was to gather feedback on proposed improvements which have been designed in line with previous consultation responses.

Improvements proposed in the draft masterplan include:

  • New ‘hub’ offering changing facilities, gym, café and more
  • New covered tennis and netball courts
  • Improvements for an integrated cycling offer
  • New artificial grass football pitches
  • Improvements to the hockey pitches
  • Improvements to the snow sports centre including a new ski lodge
  • Transformational use of the north of the site with a new ‘family zone’ providing an outdoor gym, skatepark, children’s play area and more
  • New enlarged grandstand and clubhouse for events and officials at the athletics track
  • Improvements to cricket pitches
  • Additional on-site car parking

The Draft Masterplan of Improvements also proposes other enhancements to paths, seating, lighting and environmental features across the entire site.

Feedback and suggestions will now be reviewed and considered before any decisions are taken in relation to the Draft Masterplan of Improvements for Southampton’s Outdoor Sports Centre.

Following the analysis of consultation responses, a planning application is expected to be submitted in spring 2022 with the start of works commencing spring/summer 2022.

The completion of the entire approved scheme is anticipated in 2024.

Brief history of the Outdoor Sports Centre SHOW


Engagement/consultation to date SHOW


Forming the Draft Masterplan of Improvements SHOW