Blueprint for future Sporting Village by Stadium of Light unveiled

September 14, 2017
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A blueprint showing how the area around the Stadium of Light could be transformed into a sporting and leisure village by 2030 has been unveiled.

The Stadium Village Masterplan describes a vision for new sporting facilities – that could include a velodrome, ice arena and indoor climbing wall – as well as a new conference arena, hotel, restaurants and bars on land close to the home of Sunderland AFC.

The development could be built around the Stadium of Light, Beacon of Light and Sunderland Aquatic Centre.

Other suggestions in the draft document – which will be discussed by the city’s council cabinet next week – include 200 new homes, a creative business hub and landscaped parkland.

The area covers 30 hectares around the Stadium of Light, with the “dramatic…


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