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Metro Sports Facility Update

New details of Christchurch's new metro sports facility reveal its floor layout. 

Floor plans show the ground floor will house six pools, a hydroslide landing area, nine sports courts, changing rooms, a water sensory area, a childcare centre and a cafe.

Updated artists impressions of the metro sports facility, a Christchurch anchor project.
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Updated artists impressions of the metro sports facility, a Christchurch anchor project.

On the next level are the fitness centre and headquarters for High Performance Sport New Zealand. The top level will have a performance movement centre with three studios plus a shared office for regional sporting groups known as Sports House.

The centre will cater for dance, circus, drama, physical theatre, diving and gym sports for beginners through to high performance, and host events up to national level. It will include a dive centre with diving boards over a foam-filled pit, trampoline facilities, and a 14m high studio for circus arts with rigging and pulleys for harnesses and sound and lighting.

As previously announced, the metro sports facility pools will include a 50m lane pool, leisure and learning pools, 1000 seats for aquatic sports spectators, five hydroslides, courts suitable for sports including netball, basketball and volleyball with a show court with retractable seating for 2500 retractable spectator seats in the Show Court, and a birthday party room.

Floorplans of Christchurch's planned metro sports facility.
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Floorplans of Christchurch's planned metro sports facility.