UCLan Provides Sporting Hub for UK Games in Preston as Official Venue Provider


This year’s UK Corporate Games is set to go off with a bang!

A multisports festival with 4 days of activities and celebrations and 22 sports on the programme, Preston will be overwhelmed with the buzz of over 4,000 athletes taking part in the Games.

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is set to be the hub of the Games sporting activities and has been recognised as our Official Venue Provider for the weekend event.

UCLan and the Corporate Games

UCLan is fast-growing in the area of sports science – and it has the facilities to boot!  Set less than 2 miles apart from one another, their indoor and outdoor facilities are nothing short of outstanding, making it the perfect setting for our Games.

The Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre is UCLan’s new purpose built, state of the art indoor sports facility on the main University campus.  The four floors provide outstanding facilities for a wide variety of sporting needs, including:
2 Sports Halls, Squash Court, Bleacher Seating for 300 Spectators, 2 Purpose Built Studios which house a variety of dance, martial arts and fitness classes and an air-conditioned Fitness Suite.

Down the road, £12million UCLan Sports Arena provides facilities for Athletics (8 lane track), Rugby League, Rugby Union, Football (5 grass pitches) Hockey (2 floodlit all weather pitches) Netball and Tennis (4 floodlit courts) and Cycling (1.5 km circuit). The Arena also has 7 floodlit training grids an indoor room for activities, theory sessions and fitness training.  A new 18-station fitness suite also opened in May 2001.

During the Games weekend, over a third of the 22 sports will take place between these two sites alone.

View our Preston Venue Map for locations of our sports.

Venue Specifications will shortly be available via the Corporate Games website.

Not stopping there, our Games Party location is set to be hosted at UCLan Students’ Union £6.5 million prestige venue 53°, a 2,500+ capacity venue.
Read more about our Games Party at 53°

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UCLan also hopes to host part of the Business Enterprise Day in partnership with Preston City Council, providing opportunities senior executives from participating companies to showcase the best of Preston.

UCLan – A Cut Above the Rest

Rated Top Modern University in the NW for the 6th year running by The Sunday Times Good University Guide and has become a world class institution, recognised with its inclusion in the 2010 QS World Rankings – the first Modern University in the UK to gain this status. A truly global institution, UCLan’s student body includes 120 nationalities; its partnership network extends to 125 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia; it runs 100+ student exchange programmes; and is already building new campuses in Cyprus and Thailand.

UCLan is a ‘modern’ university, created in 1992, but its roots go back to 1828 with the founding of the ‘Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge’.
With a staff and student community of over 35.000, UCLan is located in the heart of Preston with further campuses at Westlakes in West Cumbria (nuclear and energy related research programmes) Llangollen in North Wales (outdoor education) and Burnley, our newest campus which opened in September 2009.

With a world class academic reputation firmly rooted in relevance, UCLan is focused on a future of providing innovative thinking – for the real world.

Visit the University of Central Lancashire website

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UCLan Sports Arena