Open autumn 2023
The construction of a unique multi-purpose sports facility with an integrated Medical Diagnostic Centre in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, has been officially named Canon Medical Arena.
Canon Medical Arena, formerly known as the ‘Park Community Arena’, will create new jobs, relieve diagnostic imaging back-logs on local hospitals, provide closer-to-home health appointments for patients plus expand community access to affordable sports and entertainment.
It will join a growing portfolio of health, well-being, sport, education and research institutions at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park with the collective aim of improving physical and mental health, plus power research and innovation to deliver positive change for the UK population.
The almost 5000 m2 Canon Medical Arena will include a state-of-the art Medical Diagnostic Centre, operated by The LivingCare Group, featuring advanced Artificial Intelligence (Altivity) assisted CT and MRI scanners, ultrasound, digital X-ray, fluoroscopy, plus consulting rooms, and a minor surgery operating theatre. It will also provide a sporting arena with multi-sports courts, a seated capacity for 2500 spectators, a fitness studio, meeting or education function rooms and a café. The Canon Medical Arena will be the home of the Sheffield Sharks and Sheffield Hatters professional basketball teams.
Mark Hitchman, Managing Director of Canon Medical Systems UK, states, “Canon Medical Arena is an exciting and unique investment in South Yorkshire to bring new positivity for residents, sporting organisations and businesses by fostering a fresh sense of community engagement. It will provide all the facilities to improve physical exercise, enhance social or business networking and diagnose health concerns earlier, thus boosting community well-being into the future.”