The same week Sheffield Council confirmed the city's Don Valley Stadium would be demolished at the end of September, a new sports centre has opened a decade after it was first announced.
The new U-Mix centre is run by the organisation Football Unites Racism Divides and has got the backing of both politicians and sports stars. Martin Fisher has the story.
Sleaford Leisure Centre is to get a £150,000 makeover thanks to Sport England funding. The project has been awarded the money as part of a programme to deliver a London 2012 legacy of increased mass participation in sport.
North Kesteven District Council Chief Executive Ian Fytche said this welcome boost to the £2.85m refurbishment would enable the Council to proivde a sports centre to meet the community's needs over the next 20 years. The centre will close in the autumn for a year-long refurbishment
which involves converting the 140-year-old pool to a modern deck-level and upgrading the changing rooms, gym, dance studio and entrance, whilst incorporating a new toddler splash zone facility and health suite to inspire a new generation of users.