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Imminent Decision On The Sportcity Development

Imminent Decision On The Sportcity Development


Vital Manchester City was today told that the City Council was on schedule with plans to develop the Sportcity site around Eastlands.

A spokesperson at the Council Press Office told me the Council was 'working towards' a development brief being discussed by the Council Executive in July. The source told me the Press Office will make an announcement 'in the near future' confirming the projected meeting.

Decisions at that meeting could schedule a massive new development of the Sportcity site around Eastlands, though the Planning Department confirmed today there are no new official Planning Applications yet being processed.

Vital Man City will attend the meeting and report back with a fans' perspective on the proceedings.

This timing of the meeting is in line with comments by Chief Executive, Howard Bernstein. He told the Manchester Evening News last July that new jobs would 'become available within 18 months to two years' - but the Press Office today pointed out that changes in the economy had modified the requirements of the project and the Sportcity plans would fit with that new economic situation.

The decision on a Development Partner is a complex one due to the size of the project. The Council committed to prepare a development brief in partnership with the Sportcity Project Board in July 2008. This requires the appointment of a 'Third Partner' to deliver the project.

The Project Board includes Manchester City Football Club as well as English Sport and New East Manchester Ltd.

The Council defines Sportcity as: 'the largest concentration of sporting facilities in Europe.' and 'a new heart for the communities of East Manchester.'

Sportcity is already the proud home of...

• City of Manchester Stadium
• Manchester Velodrome - The Home of British Cycling
• Manchester National Squash Centre
• Manchester Regional Arena
• Manchester Regional Tennis Centre
• Manchester Sport and Leisure Trust



Writer:Kenny
Date:Wednesday June 17 2009
Time: 8:55PM

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Fantastic Vital Man City exclusive. Cheers Kevin and lets hope we get a few more of where they came from.
Tudor
17/06/2009 21:09:00
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Someone let me know when they open up a Medical complex so that I can bring my billing experience to Manchester...
severedgein
17/06/2009 21:13:00
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I heard a rumour that they might be moving the training ground from Carrington to right next to the ground. Am I just dreaming?
SkyBlueSuedeShoes
17/06/2009 21:34:00
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Once again Manchester leading the way with community involvement. Rather than erecting statues of golden ages (Rags of course), City show true community connections with various sporting facilites. I personally have used the tennis centre, Its flipping HUGE, but this just goes to show that the true home of sport is Manchester, with City being the heart of it all. God bless the Commonwealth commitee for offering us the 2002 games. CTID
Deejayvu
17/06/2009 22:52:00
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I hope AGUG get the go-ahead on any plans they have, it would we a welcome cash injection into the Manchester economy, as well as providing jobs and enhancing the Eastlands area.
eighthsin
17/06/2009 23:00:00
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What is going to be built on the Sportcity site? It's an incredibly well-kept secret. But if the other venues in the area are any guide to quality it'll be fantastic.
Sindbad
18/06/2009 17:22:00
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