First Liverpool Parklife project launches in the city

The first phase of a £20m community sports development has opened in Liverpool.

Jeffrey Humble Playing Fields features three floodlit 3G artificial grass pitches, male and female changing facilities, car parking and an 80-station gym, with group exercise classes available.

The new football hub is expected to contribute to an increase of over 6,500 people playing football over the next five years, which represents a growth of 355 per cent.

The new facility is part of the Parklife project, a £200m scheme to build multi-pitch hubs across towns and cities in England to raise playing standards and opportunities for all. 

Overall, the Parklife project in Liverpool will see the creation of 12 floodlit 3G AGPs, as well as health and fitness and coaching facilities across four sites - Jeffrey Humble, Jericho Lane, Simpson and Heron Eccles - operated by Pulse Soccer.