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Chapter Four

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4.3.5 Athletics

Athletic programs and facilities in the City of Raleigh

continue to provide opportunities for residents to enjoy

a healthy and active lifestyle while promoting affordable

family-friendly activities. Growth throughout the

community has increased a need for additional athletic

facilities with equitable distribution. Investments

in athletic facilities and special venues can promote

redevelopment and economic growth opportunities

consistent with the city’s overall vision.

Goal 1: The City of Raleigh will continue to

provide athletic venues for every resident to

maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Goal 2: The City of Raleigh will continue

to promote the community as a premier

athletic venue destination where residents

and visitors can compete, stay active and

healthy, and enjoy amenities of the region.

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The City of Raleigh will continue to promote

the community as a premier athletic venue

destination where residents and visitors can

compete, stay active and healthy, and enjoy amenities

of the region.

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Objective 1A:

Continue providing and maintaining

high quality athletic fields, courts, pools and programs

that are equitably distributed throughout the city.

Objective 1B:

Increase participation by youth and

adults in the city’s athletic programs.

Objective 1C:

Provide, partner and plan for indoor and

outdoor opportunities for new and growing athletic trends.

Objective 1D:

Provide small-scale, urban sports

opportunities throughout the city.

#1

The City of Raleigh will continue to provide

athletic venues for every resident to maintain

a healthy lifestyle.

Objective 2A:

Promote development of athletic facilities

that attract regional and national competitions, generate

new revenues and provide economic development

opportunities.

Objective 2B:

Provide a new multi-sport indoor

athletic complex(es) to accommodate aquatics, track and

field, tennis, basketball, and other sports that will support

city-wide program needs and attract regional and national

competitions.

Objective 2C:

Renovate, expand and enhance

existing and new aquatic facilities consistent with

recommendations from the Aquatic Study.

Objective 2D:

Increase public awareness of city’s athletic

programs.

Objective 2E:

Promote greater access to residents

and visitors to athletic facilities through accessible and

affordable public transit, biking and walking options.