Weekend opening hours at National Sport Centre

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1766
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I have been informed by a constituent that the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre (NSC) is open until 5 pm at the weekend. Whereas the Copper Box Arena with similar facilities at the Olympic Park is open until 10 pm. Given that both facilities are managed by the leisure contractors of the GLA, Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) and that there is a shortage of multi-use sports halls with public access, will you look at extending the weekend opening hours at the NSC?

Answer

Answer for Weekend opening hours at National Sport Centre

Answer for Weekend opening hours at National Sport Centre

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I can confirm that the NSC at Crystal Palace is open until 5pm at weekends and that the current opening times are in accordance with existing contract terms with GLL.  Although the cost of operating the NSC is considerable compared to the Copper Box Arena, I have asked GLA Officers to review weekend opening hours with GLL to determine if attendance numbers would increase enough to cover the cost of opening beyond 5pm.