|leisure = sports_centre|
|A distinct facility where a range of sports take place within an enclosed area.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: In use|
|Tools for this tag|
A sports centre is a distinct facility where a range of sports take place within an enclosed area.
Facilities within a sports centre may include swimming pools, spa, solarium, sauna and/or steam room, sports hall, squash courts, fitness suite, aerobics studios, outdoor grass and/or artificial pitches for football (soccer), hockey etc and also any associated cafeteria, bars and other facilities.
How to map
Place an in the centre of the facility with the tag, or draw an area around all of the grounds, and place the tag leisure=sports_centre on it.
It is better to use more specific tags on separate elements within a sports centre area. For example leisure=pitches or building contained within the sports centre. Use building=* for any buildings which are included within the centre. These can be given different sport and leisure tags. Note that you should not place the leisure=sports_centre on inner elements. Use this tag once on the outer area of the sports centre (One feature, one OSM element)
Spelling: Use "centre" (British English), not "center" (American English).
- sport=swimming for a centre containing one or more swimming pools that is mainly focussed on swimming as a sport, including swimming lessons. Use however leisure=swimming_pool to indicate the water areas.
- leisure=stadium - Venue for large sporting events and perhaps also performing arts events. This can usually house many spectators / supporters in tiered seating.
- leisure=pitch - An area designed for playing a particular sport, normally designated with appropriate markings
- amenity=community_centre - Used a mixture of activities and events, may include some sports
- landuse=recreation_ground - For land used for sports
- landuse=winter_sports - For land used for winter sports
- amenity=dojo - A formal training place for any of the Japanese do arts.
- leisure=fitness_centre - One of the main proposed ways to tag gyms/fitness centres, discussed at Gym_/_Fitness_centre. Is more specific than using leisure=sports_centre.
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