Port Seton’s brand new, state-of-the-art sports pitches are now open – and they’re already proving to be a hit with the local community. The new pitches were officially opened by East Lothian Council Leader Willie Innes on Monday 14th.
The upgrade work includes a 3G surface for football, a multisport polymeric surface and a new modern fence to cater for numerous sports such as basketball, tennis, hockey and more with improved access for wheelchair users. Both pitches were brimming with activity during the opening with football, basketball and tennis players all making the most of the new surfaces.
The upgraded pitches were funded through East Lothian Council and sportscotland Sports Lottery funding. Both funding sources are key to delivering high-quality facilities that make a significant contribution to the quality and capacity of sports provision within the county.
The quality of the upgrade has reinvigorated interest in the community and the centre is already seeing high use from formal bookings and recreational activity from a diverse range of community users. Councillor Willie Innes said:
“I am delighted that Port Seton has such high quality facilities to support sport and physical activity right on its doorstep. Health and well being is so important and these facilities really do make a significant difference to the quality of experience for players and coaches alike and importantly, provide recreational access to play – improving people’s long term health outcomes.