Sport England Investment
The 2002 Commonwealth Games taking place in Manchester represents significant investment in new high-quality sports facilities from the Sport England Lottery Fund. The organisation has funded the facilities for the Games to the tune of £135 million, which is broken down as follows:
£92m Eastlands SportCity (incorporating Commonwealth Games Stadium and facilities for tennis, squash and table tennis which will become the English Institute of Sport North West Network Centre after the Games);
£22.5m Swimming Pool (Manchester Aquatics Centre);
£12m Bolton Arena (Badminton facility for the Games, but will later be a tennis centre);
£6m Bisley (based in Surrey) for shooting. Will later become National Shooting Centre;
£3m Belle Vue (two water-based hockey pitches, plus temporary spectator accommodation).
Revenue support to the Commonwealth Games Council for England (CGCE) of £750,000 has been spread over the three years in the run-up to the Games to help prepare Team England, the team managers and administration staff. £600,000 of non-World Class programme sports funding has also been allocated.
Sport England is also funding individual athletes and governing bodies of sport which are part of Team England with National Lottery money through the World Class Performance Programme.
Wider celebrations of the event have also been supported by Sport England with £315,000 for the Commonwealth Games 2002 Wider Opportunities Programme.
Further information about the work of Sport England can be found here http://www.sportengland.org