Kids Arena allowing user groups early access

first_imgDespite delaying the new Kids Arena Fieldhouse’s grand opening, which affected a lot of the building’s user groups, the committee has decided to open the facility to its user groups by Nov. 14.After revealing the delayed grand opening, the committee was approached by the Fort St. John Soccer Club, who expressed the difficulties that would ensue with scheduling without the use of the facility.Trevor Bolin, Co-Chair of the Kids Arena Fieldhouse Committee, says the comittee and soccer club met Friday morning, and determined that the user groups will be able to use the facility for league games until the grand opening takes place on Jan. 2, 2012.- Advertisement -Bolin says the committee and the user groups agreed that this “soft opening” is a proper resolution method and could also benefit the new facility, as the user groups will provide feedback in order to help “work out all the kinks” within the newly renovated facility.Programming, public rentals and drop-ins are to be phased in during  November and December.The Arena’s grand opening is still scheduled for Jan 2, 2012, after which the facility will be open to the general public as well.Advertisementlast_img read more

Jurgen Klopp names Liverpool flop in travelling squad for Europa League clash

first_img Jurgen Klopp and Christian Benteke 1 Jurgen Klopp has decided to name Christian Benteke in Liverpool’s travelling squad for their Europa League semi-final first-leg tie in Villarreal, a game which you can listen live to on talkSPORT.The Belgium international has not featured for the club since the 3-2 defeat at Southampton on March 20 after sustaining a knee injury training with the international side, but the German boss has called him up for Thursday’s clash due to his lack of striking options.Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino are ahead of the Belgium international in the pecking order, meaning the best he can expect is a place on the bench, but Benteke’s return is a boost as the in-form Divock Origi is out for up to six weeks.Liverpool’s other injured striker Danny Ings, who has been out since October with a cruciate knee-ligament injury, is edging closer to rejoining first-team training but is unlikely to feature this season.However, the club are awaiting the outcome of the Professional Football Compensation Committee’s decision on a valuation for Ings after they met on Tuesday.Ings joined on a free transfer from Burnley in the summer and the Clarets are entitled to compensation due to his age.They went into the tribunal looking for a record fee between £10million and £12million having reportedly had a £12million bid from Tottenham despite the player already deciding he wanted to go to Anfield.Ings gave a personal testimony to the panel and Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre was scheduled to give evidence at the tribunal but he attended the reading of the Hillsborough inquest verdicts so the club’s head of legal Jonathan Bamber represented their case.last_img read more