Crowtree Leisure Centre

Crowtree Leisure Centre

Coordinates: 54°54′18″N 1°23′13″W / 54.905°N 1.387°W / 54.905; -1.387 Crowtree Leisure Centre is an indoor sports centre based in the centre of Sunderland, England.[1]

The sports complex has a vast range of facilities and can accommodate many recreational sports such as football, Squash, snooker and Badminton among others. There is also a swimming pool and diving pool, but these closed following the opening of Sunderland Olympic Pool.

The centre is also linked to The Bridges Shopping Centre.

It was opened by the Prince of Wales in 1976.

The once popular Ice Rink closed in 2000. The rink used to be home of The Sunderland Chiefs ( Senior ), The Sunderland Tomahawks (u19s), The Sunderland Arrows (U16s) & The Sunderland Commanches (U12s), a number of recreational Ice Hockey also played out of Crowtree including the Sunderland Cobra's and the Crowtree Bandits, now known as the Newcastle Predators playing out of Whitley Bay Ice Rink.

Swimming and Gym Facilities at the leisure centre closed on 20 April 2008, replaced by the Sunderland Aquatic Centre next to the Stadium of Light.

The Crowtree Centre is marked for closure within the next few years[when?] and the space will be used to extend The Bridges shopping centre.