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Sport Swansea to expand Liberty Stadium


Swansea City FC is surveying its supporters to determine demand for tickets as they seek to expand their home at Liberty Stadium. Proposals to increase sta-


dium capacity to around 32,500 are due to be presented to Swansea Council early next year, the BBC has reported. The club says satisfying


demand for tickets has been virtually impossible since the team entered the Premier League last season. Earlier this year, Swansea


Te demand for tickets for Swansea City’s home games has soared


chairman Huw Jenkins revealed the English Premier League club was in preliminary talks with the council to expand the east, south and north stands. He said the expansion would be built in


a phased approach and funded by the club, which last month revealed it was set to make


a profit of £14.6m in its first season in the Premier League. Te club is currently sev- enth in the competition, ahead of big names like Arsenal and Liverpool. Te city’s Ospreys rugby team also uses the stadium. Details: http://lei.sr?a=z2M5v


Youth Sport Trust unveils latest legacy commitment


Te Youth Sport Trust has launched the next stage of its Olympic and Paralympic leg- acy work in December at the Doha Goals conference, in Qatar. Lead Your Generation builds on the Trust’s Young Ambassador initiative, which sees young


people using the Olympic and Paralympic val- ues to inspire others. Young people will be expected to co-or-


dinate sports festivals and other activities to inspire their peers to take part in sport. Details: http://lei.sr?a=g2o7R


Public consultation for Kent stadium


Plans for a proposed sta- dium, which would be home to Canterbury City Football Club, have been opened up to public consultation this week. The stadium, at Ridlands Farm near the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, would provide the team with their first home ground since they reformed in 2007. Te stadium would have a


minimum capacity of 1,000, two covered stands, five floodlight columns, a club- house, changing facilities, a medical room, licensed bar, directors’ box and spectator toilets. It would be enclosed by a perimeter fence with two sets of turnstiles and some parking provided on site. Te club is currently in a ground sharing arrangement with Herne Bay Football Club


Read Leisure Opportunities online: www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/digital CCFC is looking to move to a new home for the first time since 2007


but this is geographically displaced from supporters in Canterbury, lacks long term security of tenure and offers few opportu- nities to generate income through friendly fixtures, advertising and sponsorship deals. Details: http://lei.sr?a=s4j8p


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