Crystal Palace Sports Partnership

Athletics at the Palace on a knife edge!

Emotions ran high as former CEO of UK Athletics Dave Moorcroft led a structured two hour Athletics focus group at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre (NSC) recently. It was part of the latest consultation by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to plan the NSC’s long term future, where track and field at one of the most iconic venues in the world is sitting on a knife edge! 

Reprieve for Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, one of the most accessible multi-sports venues in the UK, has had the threat of losing its iconic stadium and a host of other existing facilities lifted - at least for now.

Local sprinters flood Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, one of the most iconic sporting venues in Europe, may be facing an uncertain future, but local athletes are proving there is still massive demand for an albeit dilapidated facility.

Sprinters by the dozen flooded into the indoor running track last week (Wednesday 13th) to attend the second of two open meetings organised by the National Sports Centre’s host operators Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL). The event was so popular it ran past 10pm, despite freezing conditions outside that would normally deter the hardiest of athletes!

One year on and the future of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre is still in limbo

The long term future of the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre (CPNSC) still remains in doubt one year on from the start of the Greater London Authority (GLA) public consultation, aimed at shaping its future.

UK Athletics calls for athletics to be retained at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

A report commissioned by UK Athletics (UKA) brings into question the proposals being drafted by the Greater London Authority (GLA) that could decimate athletics at the iconic Crystal Palace National Sports Centre (CPNSC).

Weeks left to act against dramatic Greater London Authority plans for the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

One of the most iconic sporting venues in the UK, could be only weeks away from having the indoor athletics track, 25m family swimming pool, and main stadium demolished.

Much of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre (CPNSC) as we have always known it will be razed to the ground if the shortlisted options from the recently published Greater London Authority (GLA) CPNSC Development Options Appraisal Final Report 2015 are executed, claim the Crystal Palace Sports Partnership (CPSP).

Indoor/outdoor athletic track audit shows huge demand at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Indoor/outdoor athletic track audit shows huge demand at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

As British track and field athletes prepare for the first meets of the season this weekend (April 18th), the long-term future of athletes based in South London continues to remain in doubt. 

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