State-of-the-art sports village set to open its doors

The swimming pool at the new Scarborough Sports Village which will open on Monday.
The swimming pool at the new Scarborough Sports Village which will open on Monday.

Scarborough’s long-awaited £14 million sports village will open its doors to the public for the first time on Monday.

The facility will replace the ageing Scarborough Sports Centre in Filey Road, which closed on Thursday night, and the Scarborough indoor pool in North Bay that will close its doors for the last time on Sunday.

The Scarborough Indoor Pool is closing ahead of the Sports Village opening.

The Scarborough Indoor Pool is closing ahead of the Sports Village opening.

The village features a new 25-metre Olympic Legacy swimming pool and learner pool, as well as a four-court sports hall, 60-station fitness suite, multi-use room and outdoor multi-use games area.

The public can attend for the first time on Monday at 9am.

The centre will then officially be opened by British 110m hurdles silver medalist and former world champion Colin Jackson on June 10.

Scarborough Athletic’s new 2,300 capacity stadium has also been built on the site, with Boro playing their first game back at home on July 15 against a Sheffield United XI.

Last week, Scarborough Council announced it was inviting bids for the naming rights to the stadium.

The stadium naming rights would give the selected organisation the chance to be part of a new chapter in the town’s continuing success story, exploit new marketing opportunities and play a part in supporting the area’s football and sporting community.

Organisations interested in submitting a bid can download a proposal pack from the ‘Tenders, contracts and procurement page’ at scarborough.gov.uk – the deadline for submitting bids is noon, Monday June 12.

Interested parties should contact procurement manager David Gomersall by emailing david.gomersall@scarborough.gov.uk or calling 01723 232344.