Plans for new Worcester venue unveiled

Plans for a new Worcester venue which has a capacity of 1,500 have been unveiled.

The £10 million sports arena is being developed by the University of Worcester and will be based at the city's former fruit and vegetable market.

It will include treatment and first aid rooms, meeting spaces, a cafeteria, a hospitality suite and a kitchen.

Mick Donovan, head of the university's Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, said: "The new arena will be able to meet the needs of the region's sporting community while also providing a venue that will attract a great range of spectator events to the city."

When it is complete, the Worcester venue will be home to the city's Wolves basketball team.

It is expected the arena will be open for public use in 2012.

Earlier this month, it was announced that work had begun on the last Olympics venues in London.

Permanent sport facilities are now being built at the Eton Manor site in east London.ADNFCR-1752-ID-19864236-ADNFCR

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