The development is part of a £200 million investment in infrastructure and buildings already underway across the University.
Students have worked closely with the University to shape the new sports development.
Gurmok Sanghera, vice president for sport at the Students’ Union, said:
There are more than 50 sports teams representing the University of Hull so this investment is crucial to support their development and ensure that they can access training facilities. This announcement is a crucial step towards realising our vision for a top-level sporting institution.
For many students including myself, being part of an Athletic Union club is a key part of our student experience. It teaches us new skills, builds friendships and helps create memories that last a lifetime. We have worked in partnership with the University to ensure that students’ views and opinions have been fed into the process and I can’t wait to see the impact that these new facilities will have on our clubs and their members in the years to come.
Trudi Vout, Director of Campus and Accommodation Services at the University of Hull, said:
We are looking forward to our students enjoying sport and fitness activities in the top quality facilities we are developing. We believe these facilities will make a real difference to their time as students here at Hull.
The development will enable us to build on our existing strong sporting tradition, support delivery of first class teaching, cultivate a sport performance agenda and most importantly encourage more students, staff, visitors, university and community stakeholders to participate in accessible and fun active recreation regularly.
Students increasingly like to engage in fitness activity such as dance, spinning and body pump classes as much as team or individual sport and these facilities will help us meet their s the local community’s needs, much better.
The new facilities will boost the quality and size of facilities on offer at the University to meet a rising level of demand among students, as well as offer high-quality sporting provision for visiting teams and the wider community.
The University’s sports facilities receive around 2,000 visits a week, including from the local community, youth sports clubs and regional and national amateur and professional sports teams.