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Future of Wythenshawe Sports Ground

19 Jun 2020

A message from Vicky Ackerley, Head of Sport and Active Lifestyles

The University of Manchester temporarily ceased operation of all sports facilities on 17 March 2020 following Government instructions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to this the University had already been considering its position in relation to the future operation of Wythenshawe Sports Ground, due to decreasing student usage. The current situation, forcing a temporary closure of the site, has further underlined the need to make a decision. Unfortunately, the site will not re-open as a University of Manchester operated facility.

Therefore, no future bookings will be taken by the UoM Sport bookings team. The University is however, looking into all other possible options to support the continuation of use of the site for sport and events. When we have more information on this we will be in touch.

Vicky Ackerley

Head of Sport And Active Lifestyles

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