The Alan Higgs Centre

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The Alan Higgs Centre
The floodlit outdoor synthetic pitch which accommodates one football pitch or two netball pitches

The Alan Higgs Centre, opened in September 2004, is a leisure centre situated in about 80 acres (320,000 m2) grounds near to the River Sowe, on Allard Way in the southeast of Coventry, England.[1][2] It was designed by RHWL architects,[3] and built by Galiford Try plc at a cost of about 8 million pounds to their client and the current owner, the Alan Higgs Centre Trust.[4] The funds were provided by the Alan Edward Higgs Charity.

The Coventry City Football Club's Academy is based at The Alan Higgs Centre.[1] There are four outdoor grass football pitches, a synthetic indoor pitch, and a synthetic floodlit outdoor pitch.[1] It is also a venue for county netball games,[1] and there is a skateboard area.[2]

The judo and volleyball competitions of the 2007 UK School Games were held in The Alan Higgs Centre, being one of the venues for the games which were held in the Coventry from 23 to 26 August 2007.[5]

In August 2013, non-league football team Coventry United announced that The Alan Higgs Centre would be their new home ground.


Media related to Alan Higgs Centre at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ a b c d "The Alan Higgs Centre". Coventry Sports Foundation. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Sweet skatepark news for Coventry". BBC. Retrieved 20 October 2007. 
  3. ^ "The Alan Higgs Centre". RHWL architects. Archived from the original on 5 January 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2007. 
  4. ^ "Leisure Latest Projects: Alan Higgs Centre". Galiford Try plc. Archived from the original on 30 September 2006. Retrieved 20 October 2007. 
  5. ^ "UK school games: Coventry 2007". UK school games. Archived from the original on 13 September 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2007. 

Coordinates: 52°23′33″N 1°28′16″W / 52.39250°N 1.47111°W / 52.39250; -1.47111