Cardiff University deal secures new sports pitch complex

A deal with the council and Cardiff City FC secures an expansion of the Llanrumney sports complex

Cardiff University has begun work on a new sports facility in the suburb of Llanrumney, promising students “some of the best sport-pitch provision in the UK”.

The university, Cardiff City House of Sport (HOS) and Cardiff Council have signed a land transaction deal that will transfer away some university land in return for new pitches and space for three floodlit, all-weather pitches. Cardiff City football club will locate new facilities at the site, with a new academy and training pitches. The combined investment will offer all-weather and grass pitches for local sports clubs.

The project will offer the university tier-2 3G football facility, a floodlit 3G IRB-standard rugby pitch, a dual football and rugby pitch to IRB and FIFA standards and a new synthetic hockey pitch.

“This project offers a much-needed boost for our students’ sporting experience,” said Claire Morgan, pro-vice-chancellor for education and students. “It means more students will be able to benefit from sport, which we know can help enhance and maintain mental health, boost academic achievement, and increase employability prospects.”

Students would, she added, gain access to “some of the best sport pitch provision in the UK”.

Image via Cardiff University.

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