Oxford City FC win new Indoor Sports Arena in Oxford


Marston Saints U11 versus Summertown Stars U11. Omar Barez heads the ball clear for Marston

Oxford City Football Club kick started the New Year by opening a new Indoor Sports Arena in Berinsfield, Oxford, says leading commercial property agents, VSL & Partners.

The Arena is for futsal, an indoor and five a-side version of football, widely recognised for growing much more skillful players, and now one of the fastest growing sports in the world!

Oxford City FC was given planning consent in November, to convert the existing warehouse into a state of the art indoor sports arena. The new facility opened its doors to its members on 20th December 2014.  Already over 4000 kids have enjoyed a session in the arena in the six weeks since it opened. Oxford City have just announced plans for a half term futsal camp, where anyone can come along and learn futsal.

The Indoor Arena is now the new home to Oxford City Lions one of the top four Futsal sides in Britain, and will also be the base for the new Oxford City Futsal Academy.

Mark Hinnells who has been steering the project to completion on behalf of Oxford City FC says: “The club urgently required a new local base for Oxford City Lions who had played their last few season games in Swindon, so finding a new home in Berinsfield has been a fantastic step forward.  We would like to thank the people of Berinsfield who have been very helpful and supportive and look forward to a bright new year ahead in our new facility.”

Commenting on the deal, Tom Barton of VSL said: “Acting on behalf of our clients Vogue, we agreed a 10-year lease for the 32,000 sq ft warehouse. The formation of this new sports arena will give this dynamic and exciting community great new opportunities and we’re really pleased to be part of that.”

The club plan further work to open up a second hall, with changing rooms, a café and a mezzanine viewing area for up to 400 spectators. The Club also plans to house Oxford City Hoops basketball club in the new facility once the second hall has been refurbished together with providing a local venue suitable for disability team sports.

Dr Mark Hinnells, Club Secretary, Oxford City Lions Futsal Team. 07930 330161

M: mark.hinnells@susenco.com

Oxford City FC has over 40 teams and holds the top FA accolade of Charter Standard Community Club and has won several national awards for its community ethos. The Indoor Arena project is in partnership with the Oxford Mail Youth Football League, who are also an FA Charter Standard league and will use the new Indoor Arena as a central venue for all Futsal matches involving their clubs.
VSL & Partners provide Commercial Property Agency Services, with a unique insight into the dynamics of the Oxfordshire property market and are recognised by The Estates Gazette online service – EGi as Oxfordshire’s most active agent accolade and deal maker of the year for 2014. For further information, visit: www.vslandp.com 

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