Southampton’s Outdoor Sports Centre

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The Outdoor Sports Centre is a unique facility in the city, providing a diverse range of sports and activities for people to enjoy.

The Outdoor Sports Centre Masterplan will improve the quality of life in our city by providing inclusive access to sport and deliver sustainable economic, social, health and wellbeing outcomes.

The Masterplan of Improvements to Southampton’s Outdoor Sports Centre is expected to deliver £98.8 million of monetised benefits.

You can read more information on the Outdoor Sports Centre Masterplan of Improvements.

Key features of the Masterplan of Improvements

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

Project progress tracker

1 2024 SHOW

2 2023 SHOW

3 2022 SHOW

4 2021 SHOW

Further information and background

Brief history of the Outdoor Sports Centre SHOW

Previous engagement and consultation to date SHOW

Questions and answers relating to February 2024 cabinet approval

Why are the plans for the Outdoor Sports Centre going to cabinet when they received full approval last year from planning? SHOW

Will there be a separate planning application? SHOW

What are the changes proposed to the scheme? SHOW

Why has there been an increase in costs? SHOW

Will this delay the project? When are the works going to start? SHOW

Will the sports centre be closed whilst works are ongoing? SHOW