Sports and Leisure Operator, Everyone Active, is to manage Clevedon’s Hand Stadium and invest over £500,000 to provide a host of state-of-the-art fitness facilities.
Everyone Active, which already manages various leisure facilities in Bristol, has signed a 10 year lease contract with the stadium’s private owner, Mark Lewis.
The contract, which will start from 17th August 2015, will see Everyone Active invest over £500,000 to convert one of its interior grand stands into a new 50-plus station gym and group exercise studios.
Everyone Active has also pledged to utilise the stadium’s exterior grounds by holding more outdoor community events for local people to enjoy. The operator will also provide sponsorship for Clevedon Town Football Club, which uses the stadium.
As part of the contract, the facility will be renamed the “Everyone Active Stadium”.
Work will commence on the gym and group exercise studios from 17th August 2015 and is due to finish in November 2015. The stadium’s 3g football pitches will remain open during that time, allowing Clevedon Town Football Club to continue with their training.
Gary Teagle, Everyone Active’s contract manager for Bristol, commented: “This is a very exciting project for Everyone Active. Our investment will allow for us to develop the stadium and offer a range of sports and fitness facilities for the local community.
“Clevedon Town Football Club will also continue to use the stadium and will have access to the brand new facilities to help them with their training. We look forward to working closely with the club and Mark and starting the project later this month.”
Mark Lewis, owner of the stadium, said: “I am really excited to be working with Everyone Active to develop the stadium into a sporting facility that can be used by the entire Clevedon community and the football club.”
Everyone Active also manages Bristol South Swimming Pool, Easton Leisure Centre, Henbury Leisure Centre, Horfield Leisure Centre, Kingsdown Leisure Centre and St Pauls Community Sports Academy, in partnership with Bristol City Council.