Tag:leisure=sports_centre

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Western Leisure Centre, Cardiff, Wales.jpg
Description
A sports centre is a distinct facility where sports take place within an enclosed area. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Leisure
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Status: de facto

A sports centre is a distinct facility where sports take place within an enclosed area. It can be a building (indoor sports centre), just outside (outdoor sports centre) or contain indoor and outdoor sports features mixed together.

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 a node node in the centre of the facility with the tag, or draw an area area along the perimeter of the grounds, and place the tag leisure=sports_centre on it.

Specific sports may have a sport=* tag associated the sports centre itself, and you may decide to list multiple sports with a ';' (Semi-colon value separator) however...

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).

Tags used in combination

Alternatives for sports halls

For single sports halls, the suitability of leisure=sports_centre has been questioned, in particular when the facility has no centre character. An alternative is the tag leisure=sports_hall. The other way round, a sports centre can contain one or more sports halls.

Examples

General

area Complexe Sportif Raoul Dautry [1]

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Description Tags
Sports centre

Indoor

Contains only indoor sports features. If a building does not include all the features that belong to the sports centre (because there are also outdoor features belonging to it) do better not tag it with leisure=sports_centre but instead either map the area of the whole sports centre or place a node at its estimated centre and tag these with leisure=sports_centre.

Description Tags
Indoor sports centre
Indoor swimming facility
Indoor tennis centre
Climbing centre

Outdoor

Contains only outdoor sports features It's appropriate to use the tag sport=* also on fields (leisure=pitch) and pools (leisure=swimming_pool).

Description Tags
Soccer centre
Outdoor tennis centre
Racecourse
(horse racing)
Swimming pool facility

An outdoor [W] riding arena should be tagged with leisure=pitch + sport=equestrian (example)


Services tags

Optional

key values description
shoes:rental yes/no rents shoes appropriate for the sport
clothes:rental yes/no rents clothes appropriate for the sport
racket:rental yes/no rents rackets appropriate for the sport

See also shop=rental

Similar tags

Similar tags to a swimming pool facility:

  • leisure=water_park: an amusement park featuring water play areas such as recreational pools, water slides or lazy rivers; not used for swimming as a sport
  • amenity=public_bath: a facility where you can go and take a bath, e.g. an onsen, a hot spring, a hammam or a thermal bath

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If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!
If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!