Marinos Town was a football venue in Yokohama, Japan. The official name is "Yokohama F. Marinos MM21 Training Center", it was the head office and training facility of the Yokohama F. Marinos, it was located in the Minato Mirai 21 area of Yokohama. The closest station to Marinos Town was Shin-Takashima Station on the Minato Mirai Line. Before moving to Marinos Town, the Yokohama F. Marinos had their front office at Shin-Koyasu; this was considered to be detrimental to the smooth running of the club. The construction plan was announced on November 29, 2004. Work start of training pitches and shops on June 17, 2006, other facilities on January 27, 2007; this new training facility has the clubhouse, front office and training pitches all in one location to aid communication between players and staff. In addition, it is more conveniently located near to Yokohama Station and Shin-Takashima Station for easy fan access. Marinos Town contains a number of futsal pitches which are available for public hire. However, some controversy has been caused by the building of Marinos Town.
The large expense of the project has meant. Supporters of the club point to the release of players such as Tatsuhiko Kubo, Daisuke Oku and Dutra as proof of this. Indeed, there is a certain amount of displeasure directed towards chairman Shigeo Hidaritomo because of these problems. Area: about 45600m² Front office and clubhouse Four pitches Training slope Stands Yokohama F. Marinos official goods shop "TRICOLORE ONE" Italian restaurant "IVI" Convenience store "LAWSON" Parking Marinos Town
The Northern Hub is a rail programme in Northern England to improve and increase train services and reduce journey times between its major cities and towns by electrifying lines and removing a major rail bottleneck in Manchester. It is predicted to stimulate economic growth in the region; the project has several elements but the prime objective is to eradicate the bottleneck in Manchester and allow trains to travel through the city at speed without stopping. The project was announced as the Manchester Hub in 2009; the project's steering partnership involves Network Rail, Deutsche Bahn, First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail, East Midlands Trains, CrossCountry, the Department for Transport, Transport for Greater Manchester and Merseytravel. Services from Liverpool to Leeds and beyond will be diverted from the Liverpool to Manchester line southern route via Warrington Central and Manchester Piccadilly to the more direct electrified Liverpool to Manchester northern route via Newton-le-Willows and Manchester Victoria, providing a fast route to and through Manchester.
The construction of two through platforms at Manchester Piccadilly will allow 4 more trains per hour through the station. The refurbishment of Manchester Victoria station was completed in October 2015 and will become an east-west rail interchange and through station between Liverpool and Leeds. Trains from North East England to Manchester Airport will use the £85 million Ordsall Chord, between Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road to access Piccadilly and will continue to the airport without reversing at Piccadilly; the Manchester Hub Study, outlining the project, was released by Network Rail in February 2010. Costs were estimated at £530 million, subsequently reassessed to £560 million. Chancellor George Osborne approved expenditure of £85 million for the Ordsall Chord in his budget on 23 March 2011, other aspects of the scheme were reviewed to ensure best value. A further £130 million was committed in Osborne's budget of March 2012, approval for the full scheme was confirmed by the government on 16 July 2012.
The first train ran on the chord on 10 December 2017 and the project was completed by 2018. Support for the scheme has been vociferous from civic and business leaders due to the high benefit-to-cost ratio and from politicians such as George Osborne but has been criticised for being incremental and only improving the rail network in Northern England to "where it should have been a decade ago"; the scheme has a benefit-to-cost ratio of £4 for every £1 invested - double that of Crossrail in London and the proposed High Speed 2 project which have BCRs of £2.10 and £2.30 respectively. The project may be followed by or merged with High Speed 3. In November 2015 Transport for the North proposed a four-track trans-Pennine railway line to link with the HS2 line to London, a new Liverpool-Manchester airport-Manchester railway line linked to HS2. A feasibility study of the west to east rail line and its branches into HS2 will be published in March 2016; the Northern Hub was proposed in February 2010 to resolve problems around Manchester city centre that restricted route capacity and caused delays.
Terminating trains in through platforms at Victoria station removed capacity for through trains. The problem could have been mitigated by an additional terminating platform west of the station but operational efficiencies were achieved by altering route paths to relieve congestion. Congestion at Piccadilly was caused by trains having to reverse to travel to Manchester Airport and trains between Liverpool and Yorkshire or the East Midlands had to switch lines across the throat of the station blocking all other services. Freight trains pass through unusual for a city centre rail network. Two freight trains per hour pass through Manchester to Trafford Park and no alternative route exists. Freight trains using passenger routes through Manchester was raised in Parliament in 2002. Network Rail concluded that no single intervention would unlock the bottlenecks but that greater efficiency and enhancement to services was possible. A proposal to use Piccadilly for north-south services and Victoria for east-west services was agreed as the most effective course of action.
The re-alignment of services commenced in May 2014 when First TransPennine Express services between Liverpool and Newcastle were routed through Manchester Victoria rather than Piccadilly. It is expected most TransPennine Express services will pass through Victoria after the May 2018 timetable change after the opening of the Ordsall Chord in December 2017. Major stations will be improved to include new platforms, station layout re-configuration and redevelopment. Most improvements will be in Manchester aimed at alleviating bottlenecks that delay passing services and restricts routes. Victoria station will be re-configured as the Northern England hub for east-west rail services. Once voted the worst station in the United Kingdom, it has received a £44 million transformation including a £20 million roof covering the concourse and four platforms. Piccadilly's through platforms, 13 and 14, will be modernised and two through platforms, 15 and 16, will be built over Fairfield Street to alleviate congestion.
Oxford Road's platforms will be lengthened and a footbridge will be built. The Grade II listed timber grid-shell roof will be incorporated into the new station design; the surrounding site could be redeveloped with office and leisure space. Salford Crescent station will be redeveloped at a cost of £12 million and further development could occur should extra capacity be required. At Manchester Airport station a new platform will be built creating extra capacity and access for direct services from other cities in Northern England. Construction of the platform began in February 2014. Huyton and Ro
Milanello Sports Centre referred to as Milanello, is the training facility of Italian football club A. C. Milan. Built in 1963, the centre consists of 160,000 square metres, including a little lake, it is located between the towns of Carnago, Cassano Magnago and Cairate, in the province of Varese, about 40 km northwest of Milan. Milanello represents an important asset not only for the Milan Club, but for the whole Italian football system; this was indeed the objective pursued by Andrea Rizzoli. The facilities of Milanello have been used by the Italian Football Federation for the preparation of the National Team’s important competitions, such as the European Championships in 1988, 1996 and 2000. At Milanello there are six regular pitches, 1 in synthetic grass, 1 covered pitch with synthetic ground and a small-sized outdoor pitch in grass named "cage" because the playing field is surrounded by a 2,30 m high wall and topped by 2,5 m high fencing. Inside the cage, the play never stops, with the ball always in motion in order to enhance the speed of execution.
A path running through the woods ca. 1,200 m long at various altitudes is used during the season for the players’ physical training and for the recovery of injured players. The main building of the centre is a two-floor building hosting the offices, the players’ rooms, the chimney room, a TV-room, a pool-room. Next to the main building the "guest-quarters" are located, where a few players from the Youth Department live; these youngsters, coming from various parts of Italy and from abroad too, go to school as all other teen-agers and in the afternoons attend their training sessions on the field made available to them. Milanello at acmilan.com
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, with a population of 545,500 as of 2017. It lies within the United Kingdom's second-most populous built-up area, with a population of 3.2 million. It is fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines to the north and east, an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation; the local authority is Manchester City Council. The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian settlement associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium or Mancunium, established in about AD 79 on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell, it was a part of Lancashire, although areas of Cheshire south of the River Mersey were incorporated in the 20th century. The first to be included, was added to the city in 1931. Throughout the Middle Ages Manchester remained a manorial township, but began to expand "at an astonishing rate" around the turn of the 19th century. Manchester's unplanned urbanisation was brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution, resulted in it becoming the world's first industrialised city.
Manchester achieved city status in 1853. The Manchester Ship Canal opened in 1894, creating the Port of Manchester and directly linking the city to the Irish Sea, 36 miles to the west, its fortune declined after the Second World War, owing to deindustrialisation, but the IRA bombing in 1996 led to extensive investment and regeneration. In 2014, the Globalisation and World Cities Research Network ranked Manchester as a beta world city, the highest-ranked British city apart from London. Manchester is the third-most visited city after London and Edinburgh, it is notable for its architecture, musical exports, media links and engineering output, social impact, sports clubs and transport connections. Manchester Liverpool Road railway station was the world's first inter-city passenger railway station. Manchester hosted the 2002 Commonwealth Games; the name Manchester originates from the Latin name Mamucium or its variant Mancunium and the citizens are still referred to as Mancunians. These are thought to represent a Latinisation of an original Brittonic name, either from mamm- or from mamma.
Both meanings are preserved in Insular Celtic languages, such as mam meaning "breast" in Irish and "mother" in Welsh. The suffix -chester is a survival of Old English ceaster and from that castra in latin for camp or settlement; the Brigantes were the major Celtic tribe in. Their territory extended across the fertile lowland of what is now Stretford. Following the Roman conquest of Britain in the 1st century, General Agricola ordered the construction of a fort named Mamucium in the year 79 to ensure that Roman interests in Deva Victrix and Eboracum were protected from the Brigantes. Central Manchester has been permanently settled since this time. A stabilised fragment of foundations of the final version of the Roman fort is visible in Castlefield; the Roman habitation of Manchester ended around the 3rd century. After the Roman withdrawal and Saxon conquest, the focus of settlement shifted to the confluence of the Irwell and Irk sometime before the arrival of the Normans after 1066. Much of the wider area was laid waste in the subsequent Harrying of the North.
Thomas de la Warre, lord of the manor and constructed a collegiate church for the parish in 1421. The church is now Manchester Cathedral; the library, which opened in 1653 and is still open to the public today, is the oldest free public reference library in the United Kingdom. Manchester is mentioned as having a market in 1282. Around the 14th century, Manchester received an influx of Flemish weavers, sometimes credited as the foundation of the region's textile industry. Manchester became an important centre for the manufacture and trade of woollens and linen, by about 1540, had expanded to become, in John Leland's words, "The fairest, best builded and most populous town of all Lancashire." The cathedral and Chetham's buildings are the only significant survivors of Leland's Manchester. During the English Civil War Manchester favoured the Parliamentary interest. Although not long-lasting, Cromwell granted it the right to elect its own MP. Charles Worsley, who sat for the city for only a year, was appointed Major General for Lancashire and Staffordshire during the Rule of the Major Generals.
He was a diligent puritan, banning the celebration of Christmas. Significant quantities of cotton began to be used after about 1600, firstly in linen/cotton fustians, but by around 1750 pure cotton fabrics were being produced and cotton had overtaken wool in importance; the Irwell and Mersey were made navigable by 1736, opening a route from Manchester to the sea docks on the Mersey. The Bridgewater Canal, Britain's first wholly artificial waterway, was opened in 1761, bringing coal from mines at Worsley to central Manchester; the canal was extended to the Mersey at Runcorn by 1776. The combination of competition and improved efficiency halved th
Clayton is a suburb of the city of Manchester in North West England. In Lancashire, it is about 3 miles east of the city centre on Ashton New Road. Clayton takes its name from the Clayton family who owned large parts of land around the area, including Clayton Vale, through which the River Medlock flows. Clayton was under the township of Droylsden until around 1890 when alterations to the Manchester boundary took place. Other towns added to Manchester around this time were Blackley, Moston and Gorton. Between 1893 and 1910 Clayton was home to Manchester United F. C. and their precursor club Newton Heath L&YR F. C. after Newton Heath left their North Road ground in the neighbouring district of Newton Heath. Bank Street had a capacity of 50,000 spectators, was covered on all four sides. Shortly after Manchester United moved to their present ground, in Old Trafford, Bank Street was damaged in a storm and the remains were demolished soon after. Manchester Velodrome opened at Clayton in September 1994 and a car park serving it was constructed on the site of Manchester United's old stadium.
Clayton Hall is a 15th-century hall on Ashton New Road, in Manchester, hidden behind trees in a small park. The Hall is a Grade II* listed building, a scheduled ancient monument, is rare example of a medieval moated site, it was built for the Clayton family, it passed on into the hands of the Byron family in 1194. They lived there until they sold it to two London merchants and Humphrey Chetham, in 1620. Humphrey Chetham is famous for founding Library in the centre of Manchester. During the Civil War, Royalist cavalry were stationed here, before the attack on Manchester. Afterwards, according to legend, Oliver Cromwell was said to have spent three nights at the Hall. In 1897 the building was acquired by Manchester City Corporation. Philips Park is on the south side of the River Medlock and Philips Park Cemetery is on the north side; the park has the distinction of being Manchester's first public park and Mark Philips, the Member of Parliament for Manchester, opened it in 1846. It was the first of its kind in the whole of the Great Britain and Ireland and it set the standard for many others that soon followed in towns and cities throughout Britain.
It was designed to have walks, expansive lakes and glasshouses for exotic plants. It is famous for its annual tulip festival, still held every year. Philips Park Cemetery was opened in 1863; the majority of houses in Clayton are council homes. The first council homes to be built took place around the late 1920s, building near the border of Droylsden. Many more homes were to be built afterwards, building on a brick works surrounding Clayton Street, a golf course off what is now Folkstone Road West and East and cricket and football grounds off North Road and Vale Street, now known as Lingfield Road; the building associated with the cricket and football grounds still stands today, now used as a boxing club. Frank Pritchard, who lived in Clayton as young child in the 1920s, recalls in his book East Manchester Remembered: "... Clayton was rather a posh area. Beyond Bank Street one saw children bare-footed, or with their breeches' behind torn and tattered which were common sights in the streets round where I lived."Alderdale Golf Club first appeared in 1907.
The club disappeared in the 1920s. After a period of general decline from around the mid to late 1980s to around 2004, Clayton residents have since seen some improvements along its main routes, both in terms of housing repairs/modernisation and road reconstructions. In 2009-10 these improvements were extended to some of Clayton's back streets, including the Stanton Street and surrounding areas. Clayton is now home to a large African community contributing to Manchester's diverse population. Father Ansbro is the priest at St. Willibrord's Church; the church had some alterations to its interior in 2006-07 making the back of the church a focal point for various local community assemblies, where various charity fund-raising events are organised. The Church of St Cross was designed by William Butterfield. Butterfield was known for his budget conscious churches; the building is unique for the richly furnished interior. Listed buildings in Manchester-M11 Bank Street Manchester Clayton John Edward Sutton Edward Hopkinson Shayne Ward 1923 Ordnance Survey Map
Bradford Colliery was a coal mine in Bradford, England. Although part of the Manchester Coalfield, the seams of the Bradford Coalfield correspond more to those of the Oldham Coalfield; the Bradford Coalfield is crossed by a number of fault lines, principally the Bradford Fault, reactivated by mining activity in the mid-1960s. Coal had been mined at Bradford since at least the early 17th century, when the area around the pits was rural. Coal was transported from the colliery by canal and railway, but most was consumed locally by the adjacent Bradford Ironworks. In the mid-20th century a 469-yard underground tunnel was dug to supply coal directly to the Stuart Street Power Station. Damage to buildings in the area around the colliery caused by subsidence led to it becoming uneconomic despite its sitting on large reserves of high-quality coal, it was closed in 1968; the site is now occupied by the City of Manchester Stadium. The Bradford Coalfield is isolated from the rest of the Manchester Coalfield.
The Upper Coal Measures above the Worsley Four Foot mine horizon were worked at Bradford, where the Worsley Four Foot is known as the Parker mine. The Two Foot, New, Bradford Four Foot, Three Quarters and Charlotte mines, above the Parker mine, are known as the Bradford Group; the Openshaw mine, above the Charlotte, was worked for fireclay. Below the Bradford Group and the Parker mine are the Top and Deep mines, 60 feet below them, the Roger mine; the Top and Deep mines correspond to the Major and Ashton Great mines in the Oldham Coalfield. The Crombouke mine in the western coalfield corresponds to the Roger mine at Bradford Colliery. In total the workable seams contained 310 million long tons of coal; the Bradford Coalfield is crossed by a number of fault lines, principally the Bradford Fault. The extraction of coal caused that fault to reactivate in the 1960s, resulting in a scarp that damaged Crompton Hall, a residential complex built in the early 20th century; the building was subsequently demolished.
The colliery was situated south of the Ashton Canal, built in 1797, north of Ashton New Road. A short arm of the canal, now filled in, was built to the colliery from between Lock No. 6 and Lock No. 7, Beswick Lock. Coal has been mined at Bradford since at least the early 17th century, when the endeavour could be profitable albeit with significant financial risk. Thomas Charnock is recorded as having invested £300 in his Bradford Colliery during the reign of King James I (equivalent to more than £500,000 as of 2009, At about that time the seams at Bradford were producing about 10,000 long tons of coal a year, an average of 20,000–30,000 long tons a year over the course of the 17th century; the early mines were shallow, exploiting seams close to the surface of what was a rural area until the growth of nearby Manchester. Colliery records date from 1740, when Oswald Mosley of Ancoats Hall granted a 200-year lease of mining rights; the first shaft for a deep colliery was sunk in 1840. By 1856 the colliery was in the ownership of Thomas Livesey, had two 18-foot diameter shafts to the Parker mine at a depth of 540 yards, providing ventilation.
The colliery became known as the Bradford Colliery Company, by 1896 employed 404 underground and 125 surface workers producing house coal and coal for manufacturing from the Parker mine. The high price of coal at the end of the 19th century persuaded the newly created Fine Cotton Spinners and Doublers Association to mitigate the effects on its members by purchasing the colliery in 1900, thus ensuring a cheap supply of fuel for their steam-powered mills; the new owners embarked on a programme of expansion and installed one of the earliest electrical plants at any colliery in 1900. A sirocco-type ventilation fan made by Hick, which could be powered by either electricity or steam, was provided. Deepening the downcast shaft to access the Deep mine at 902 yards started in 1903 and coal was reached in 1906. A massive timber headgear was built over the downcast shaft and a twin-cylinder vertical winding engine, built by Robert Daglish of St Helens, installed in the engine house. Coal tubs holding 10 cwt of coal were six at a time in double-deck cages.
The upcast shaft had a smaller horizontal winding engine. An earlier shaft at the Forge pit was used for pumping water from the workings. A windlass was used for winding at this shaft. By the end of the 19th century the colliery site had become crowded, included a brickworks that used fireclay and shale spoil from the pit, it was surrounded by housing and factories in what was one of the most industrial parts of Manchester. The ready supply of coal encouraged the development of Manchester's chemical industry around the colliery and in the northeast of the city generally. A factory producing carbolic acid from coal tar was established in 1857, sulphuric acid and naphthalene were produced from 1865 in nearby Blackley the site of ICI's Dyestuff's Division. Coal was transported by canal and a railway connection to the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway's Beswick branch built in the early 1900s, but most of it was used locally, transported by road using horse and carts and motor lorries, much of it destined for the adjacent Bradford Ironworks.
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Sportcity in Manchester was used to host the 2002 Commonwealth Games. It is in east Manchester, a mile from Manchester city centre, was developed on former industrial land including the site of Bradford Colliery. Sportcity's largest structure, the City of Manchester Stadium, was built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, it is now home to Manchester City F. C. and is one of the largest football stadiums in England. The Manchester Velodrome is the base for British Cycling and the National Indoor BMX Arena was completed in 2011. SportCity is the Manchester Regional Arena for athletics. Future developments will include a leisure complex; the Sportcity complex is in Bradford in east Manchester. A visitor centre provides information the site's history from a industrialised area to its ongoing regeneration; the Etihad Campus tram stop on the Manchester Metrolink close to Joe Mercer Way became operational on 11 February 2013. Sportcity was the proposed location for the U. K.'s first SuperCasino. It was the proposed site of an 85-metre wind turbine in 2006.
Designed by Norman Foster, the turbine was intended to provide power for the stadium and nearby homes, but safety concerns about ice on the blades led to the proposal being abandoned. The City of Manchester Stadium was used for the 2002 Commonwealth Games and is the home of Manchester City Football Club; the stadium with twelve 70 metre high masts and a capacity of just over 55,000 has become a landmark on the Manchester skyline. The stadium is leased to the football club; the stadium lease was renegotiated in October 2010 and Manchester City will pay Manchester City Council £3 million a year rather than paying half the revenue over 35,000 ticket sales which amounted to £2 million. The club plans to increase the stadium's capacity to 60,000 by adding a third tier to the north and south stands; the National Cycling Centre is a multipurpose cycling venue including the Manchester Velodrome, National Indoor BMX Arena, mountain bike trials. Manchester Velodrome was built for Manchester Olympic bids in the 1990s and used for the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
The velodrome had a lasting legacy and in the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the British cycling team - based at the velodrome - dominated the cycling events. The track has garnered a reputation for speed and by 30 March 2008, more than 15 world records had been set there, including Chris Boardman's 1996 and 2000 hour records and the 4000 metre team pursuit record set by the Great Britain men's team at the 2008 World Championships. British Cycling and Manchester City Council, in partnership with New East Manchester worked together to deliver the 110,000-square-foot National Indoor BMX Centre which opened in 2011, it was designed by Ellis Williams Architects, built by contractors Sir Robert McAlpine. Alongside the velodrome, the £24 million complex will form the National Cycling Centre, it has a BMX area and offices for the headquarters of the British Cycling Federation. Manchester Regional Arena is a multipurpose stadium at SportCity used for athletics and football, it was developed as the warm-up track for the 2002 Commonwealth Games held in the adjacent City of Manchester Stadium.
It has hosted the AAA Championships and Paralympic World Cup, was the reserve home ground of Manchester City reserves before the team moved to Ewen Fields in June 2010. The National Squash Centre is another part of the Sportcity complex, constructed for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Costing £3.5m, the facilities include six courts and a glass-walled show court which cost £110,000. The show court is moveable: it floats on air like a hovercraft and can be positioned in the athletics hall for major tournaments. All the courts doubles courts at the touch of a button. In March 2010, Manchester City signed an agreement with Manchester City Council and the New East Manchester Agency to explore alternative leisure proposals to replace the regional casino giving the club permission to expand its facilities; the club plans to move its academy from Carrington Training Centre to the site. The £50m million training facility will house all the playing staff when the youth academy moves from Platt Lane. Preparation began in April 2010 with remediation of the 17 acres site around the stadium.
Jack Rouse Associates, the company that owns Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi emerged as a possible developer. A mixed-use development was listed on its website in October 2010. Sport in Manchester