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Spurs to increase new stadium capacity?

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC) is investigating the possibility of increasing the capacity of its proposed multi-million pound stadium development in north London. According to The T


the Premier League club is looking at building a 60,355-seat venue as part of its Northumberland Development Project (NDP), instead of 56,250. Te newspaper said that THFC aims to achieve the capac- ity increase without having to alter its plans, which have been drawn up by KSS Group, or apply for fresh planning consent.

Youth Charter urges legacy debate

Manchester-based organ- isation Youth Charter has launched a new e-peti- tion calling on the House of Commons to debate the social and cultural benefits of the London 2012 Games. The group has launched

the 2012 Sport Legacy Access For All petition in order to ensure that plans for a sustain- able legacy for young people are fully implemented. Youth Charter also said that it is looking to provide a response and contribute to the debate surrounding the causes and lessons learned from this summer’s riots. It follows the launch of the organisation’s

Youth Charter is calling for free access to sports facilities for under 18s

manifesto earlier this summer, which included a call for free access to sports and leisure facili- ties for all young people aged under 18. Youth Charter executive chair Geoff Tompson said: “Te 2012 Games present a

New development stance for sports halls

Five sports in bid to secure facilities legacy

Five sports have joined forces with funding agency Sport England in a bid to improve sports hall provision and secure a lasting facilities legacy across the country. New guidance called Developing the Right

Sports Hall has been produced alongside the national governing bodies of badminton, basketball, cricket, netball and volleyball. It is hoped the document will result in

a more efficient and flexible approach to constructing new or upgrading existing facilities, while ensuring the right speci- fication and location.

BOA signs new agreement with Russian NOC

Te British Olympic Association (BOA) has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its Russian counterpart to identify areas of strategic partnership. It is intended that the new agreement will help the two organisations work together ahead of the London 2012 Games and the Sochi 2014 Winter Games to share best practice. Information relat- ing to the organisation of the events and the respective “sporting landscape” of both countries will also be made available under the terms of the MoU.

huge opportunity for the sporting world to leave a lasting legacy for the young people of the UK but in order to make that happen we need to be sure of the plans that are going to be implemented. Te 2012 Olympic Games can help address the ongoing social and cultural disaffection of young people.”

FAW submits football centre proposals

Plans for the construction of a new training facility in Newport, Wales, have been submitted to the local author- ity by the Football Association of Wales (FAW). Newport International

Sports Village (NISV) has been identified as the site for the scheme, which will also involve Newport City Council and the Welsh Football Trust (WFT). A dedicated facility for all FAW and WFT represen- tative squads is earmarked as part of the development, along with a Centre of Excellence for coach education and sports science. Te project will include education space,

WFT football development headquarters and the provision of training facilities for interna- tional and professional teams visiting Wales.

Plans for the centre include training facilities for the national teams Alterations would be made to the rear of the

NISV velodrome to provide storage space, while new artificial and grass pitches will be intro- duced. Te existing skatepark will be demolished to make way for a spectator stand.

LFC secures stadium decision extension

Liverpool Football Club (LFC) has reportedly secured more time to decide whether it wants to take up a 999-year lease at Stanley Park for the purpose of building a new stadium. In July, the Premier League club admitted that plans for the renovation of its current

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Anfield home looked “increasingly unlikely” due to a number of planning obstacles. Te Liverpool Echo has now revealed that

Liverpool City Council has granted LFC a further extension to its end-of-September deadline in which to make a decision.

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