Jersey's Fort Regent could be closed as a sports and events venue, as the States considers how to improve the island's sports facilities.
An independent report has looked at Jersey's indoor and outdoor sports and leisure services - for the general public and specific clubs and activities - and made suggestions for how they can be upgraded or replaced.
The report makes the following recommendations:
- Consider closing Fort Regent as a sports and events venue and investigate how else the site could be used
- Consider the development of a new sports and events centre in St Helier to replace facilities at Fort Regent and AquaSplash
- Assess the feasibility of investing into Les Quennevais Sports Centre
- Consider the creation of an island stadium for football and rugby
- Investigate the possibility of developing a sports facility in the east of the island
- Consider the feasibility of creating a seafront watersports facility.
Senator Steve Pallett, Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, said that the government had committed to improving islanders' well-being as part of the recently approved Common Strategic Policy.
The Minister added that a new oversight group is being created to to consider the report's recommendations and develop a sports facility strategy.