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York Sport

History of York Sport


  • York sport centre opens as a sports hall and squash courts with cinder athletics track added afterwards.


  • With £9M investment York Sport Village was built featururing a competition–standard, eight lane, 25 meter pool, learner pool, full size 3G Astroturf Pitch and 3 further five-a-side pitches and a state of the art fitness centre


  • Welcome to Yorkshire officially launch Tour de France, Grand Depart with visit from Christian Prudhomme (Race Director General - TdF) at York Sports Village
  • York Sport and the Uni instrumental (with the Jane Tomlinson Appeal/Run for All ) in establishing the first ever Yorkshire marathon starting and ending on campus


  • Olympic-scale York Sport Velodrome was opened with total investment of £1.1 million pounds for 250 meter outdoor tarmac


  • GB rugby league use York sport centre as academy and women’s team training base
  • Sir Gary Verity opens York Sport Velodrome
  • York sport village hosts York Triathlon attracting over 1000 spectators and competitors


  • York Sport Athletics stadium phase 2 completed (Pavilion & stand). Officially opened by Dame Kelly Homes
  • York sport hosts first annual Brownie Brothers foundation schools triathlon
  • York Sport /UoY awarded GB Rowing START centre status to identify and train potential Olympic rowers


  • T'Villidge Fowk a team of York sport staff appeared on and win BBC2's Eggheads!!!
  • York Sport Village hosts first weekly Parkrun (500+ turn out at the new Heslington Parkrun)
  • York sport hosted a home roses varsity v Lancaster uni and an opening event in the arena in front of 1200 spectator
  • York Sport wins Best Gym or Wellbeing Facility (Minster FM Listener Choice Awards 2017)


  • Invested £300k in new equipment to improve fitness experience