Wavertree Sports Park

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Wavertree Sports Park
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Location Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside
Coordinates 53°23′49″N2°55′30″W / 53.397°N 2.925°W / 53.397; -2.925 Coordinates: 53°23′49″N2°55′30″W / 53.397°N 2.925°W / 53.397; -2.925
Owner Liverpool City Council
Operator Lifestyles

Wavertree Sports Park is a large sporting, exercise and leisure complex located in the Wavertree area of Liverpool, England. The sports park is home to the Liverpool Aquatics Centre, Liverpool Tennis Centre and Wavertree Athletics Centre alongside numerous other health and fitness related facilities.

Wavertree District of Liverpool

Wavertree is an area of Liverpool, in Merseyside, England, and is a Liverpool City Council ward. The population of the ward taken at the 2011 census was 14,772. Historically in Lancashire, it is bordered by a number of districts to the south and east of Liverpool city centre from Toxteth, Edge Hill, Fairfield, Old Swan, Childwall and Mossley Hill.

Liverpool City and Metropolitan borough in England

Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500. Its metropolitan area is the fifth-largest in the UK, with a population of 2.24 million in 2011. The local authority is Liverpool City Council, the most populous local government district in the metropolitan county of Merseyside and the largest in the Liverpool City Region.

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

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Liverpool Tennis Centre

Liverpool Tennis Centre has six indoor acrylic tennis courts and six outdoor macadam tennis courts, four of which are floodlit. The venue was built with funding from the Lawn Tennis Association, Sport England and Liverpool City Council. It has hosted major tennis competitions, including the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament in 2003 and the Nike Junior International in 2013 and 2014. Until recently, the Centre was closed to the public during the day but is now open from 9.00am every day for coaching and pay-and-play customers.

Liverpool Aquatics Centre

The Liverpool Aquatic Centre is a £17million development. It opened on 15 March 2008. The development has two swimming pools, one Olympic standard 8-lane 50 metre pool and a smaller four lane 20m pool. [1] It cost £2.1million to maintain in 2008. [2] To fund the build, £13m was borrowed by Liverpool City Council. The final bill will be £31m, once the debt is repaid in 2008, at a cost of £1.3m a year. [2]

Wavertree Athletics Centre

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Exterior athletics track

The Wavertree Athletics Centre was a training facility for the 2012 Summer Olympics. [3] The capacity of the athletics stadium is 480. There is an outdoor 8 lane 400 metres synthetic running track and an interior 4-lane 60 metre track. It is home to Liverpool Harriers and Athletic Club. [4] The stadium hosted the first ever baseball World Cup game in 1938.

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References

  1. http://www.colsc.net/htm/lac.htm
  2. 1 2 Bartlett, David (31 January 2009). "Liverpool's Olympic swimming pool cost taxpayers £1.5m". Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  3. "Olympic training venues - North West". BBC. 2008-03-03. Retrieved 23 January 2010.
  4. "Liverpool Harriers" . Retrieved 23 January 2010.