Surrey Sports Park to celebrate millionth visitor
26 July 2011
Surrey Sports Park opened its doors to great acclaim on 19 April 2010 and now expects to welcome its one millionth visitor later this week.
To celebrate this historic achievement the centre is giving away the ‘Complete Surrey Sports Park Experience’ to the landmark visitor – a figure it is anticipated will be reached on Friday 29 July.
The lucky guest will receive a fantastic array of gifts including a free annual family membership, personal training sessions, a climbing lesson, tennis, squash or badminton coaching, free tickets to watch Guildford Heat, Surrey Storm and Harlequins and a meal for four at the Bench Bar. The prize will be presented by a surprise Harlequins player.
Since opening in April 2010, the University of Surrey owned Sports Park has proved a hit with users from across the south-east, and has been established as one of the best multi-sport sites in the country.
Surrey has benefited from a number of high profile sporting teams and international events including the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup, England’s national rugby, netball and squash teams, Guildford Heat basketball team, Surrey Storm netball team and Harlequins rugby union team.
Locally, in partnership with Active Surrey and other local facilities, Surrey Sports Park has twice hosted the Surrey Youth Games. Local clubs have also benefited from the centre’s new facilities in the past year, with Guildford City Swimming Club, Clandon Badminton Club and many more training and playing at the site. The park has also become a Centre of Excellence of League Two football club Aldershot Town FC.
In the community, over 80 local primary and secondary schools have taken part in activities at the park, which has seen over 20,000 young people use the centre since opening.
The Sports Park is also set to host athletes from Antigua and Barbuda, Nigeria and Singapore ahead of London 2012.
Paul Blanchard, Surrey Sports Park Chief Executive, said, “We have been amazed by the number of people who have visited the Sports Park since opening, from our regular members, teams and users to international elite teams, athletes and fans who come to watch the many sporting events we have already hosted.
With over 3000 members and many regular individuals and groups of users it is clear there is high demand for the facilities here at Surrey Sports Park, and we will continue to work with our partners to improve and increase the range of sport, health and fitness opportunities we offer.”
For a potential chance to be the one millionth guest and win, visit Surrey Sports Park this Friday.