Sportaal, the privatized sports company for the municipality of Enschede, The Netherlands, aims to transform Sport Park Diekman into a modern sports campus, which is future proof and takes into account the latest developments in sports and leisure by embracing the themes of training, education and fun.
This 80-acre multifunctional sports park consist of 15 football pitches which are used by several sports clubs, including 4 amateur football clubs and the Female and Youth Academy teams of Dutch Premier League club FC Twente. The indoor facilities include amongst others a multifunctional sports hall, a recreational indoor and outdoor swimming pool, an indoor climbing centre, tennis facilities, a gym, a recreation hall, childcare, several healthcare facilities and a secondary school. Some of the facilities are outdated, some pitches are underutilised, and the individual facilities and sports clubs have very limited interaction with each other.
For the future development, the facilities should focus on bringing together sports and leisure with talent development, in which sports health care and education play an important part.
The Stadium Consultancy has been appointed by Sportaal for preparing:
- Various scenarios for the Concept Masterplan (phase 1);
- Programme of Requirements (phase 1 and 2);
- Technical and financial feasibility study (phase 2);
- Implementation plan (phase 2).