The grand final of netball’s Superleague is due to be hosted at the University of Worcester Arena on 25 May following the successful completion of construction work. The University of Worcester is the home of the Worcester Wolves Basketball Club. It was one of only six national projects to receive funding from Sport England’s Iconic Facilities Olympic legacy fund, with a grant of £1.5m.
The arena will become a national centre of excellence for disability sport, designed to be fully inclusive and building on the work of the University across a host of disability sports, including wheelchair basketball and blind football.
The 5,300m2 Arena, which is built on the site of the former fruit and vegetable market in Hylton Road, Worcester, is capable of hosting major indoor sports events, with retractable seating provided for 2,000 people and excellent television infrastructure.
Mick Donovan, Head of the University’s Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, said:
Many people have worked really hard to help to make this happen and we are thrilled with the outcome and are genuinely excited about the sporting opportunities we will be creating for so many sporting generations in the future. The Arena will really help to put Worcester on the map as a sporting city and attract some great events to the region.