15/03/2018 17:41 SAST | Updated 15/03/2018 17:50 SAST

New R34-million Soweto Sports Arena: Sport, Fitness And Fun

Expect water playparks, basketball and netball courts, and a whole lot of space to keep fit and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

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An artist's rendition of Soweto's new sports centre, which is reportedly nearing completion.

A R34-million multipurpose sports arena is about to complete construction in Soweto, south of Johannesburg, and it looks like there's going to be a lot of healthy recreation ahead this winter.

The Soweto Sports Arena is being built in Klipspruit, just a few metres down the road from Soweto's athletics venue, the Nike Sports Centre, and Maponya Mall. It will feature a basketball-oriented sports area, two outdoor basketball and netball pitches, a children's water pond, and other sport and play equipment.

The sports complex is the fourth phase of the Nancefield Station Precinct project, a multiphased public upgrade. The complex features a number of sustainable technologies – including state-of-the-art energy efficient heating, ventilation, and cooling systems, and low water-consumption sanitary fittings.

According to the city of Johannesburg, construction of the arena is almost complete, but no launch date has been announced yet.