New images show what the Federation of Sport's £1.6m gaming center in Hull city center will look like


The opening of a new gaming hub in Hull is set to create more than 50 jobs.

The £1.6m Federation of Sport is due to open soon in the city's King William House, the 1970s former bank building in Market Place which is undergoing a major redevelopment to create a range of new facilities including luxury apartments and a Tesco Express. The new project will create an exciting hub for sports and gaming enthusiasts, revitalizing the city's sports and entertainment scene while creating new jobs and increasing footfall in Hull city center.

New CGIs show what the center will look like, as directors said the Federation of Sport will become a “cornerstone of leisure and social activities”, offering sport, game simulations, day coaching, game observations, skills training and technical experiences. Managing director Guy Kilner said the project had ensured close collaboration with key stakeholders in education, local authorities and key sporting organizations to ensure it met the city's needs and objectives.

He said: “As chief executive of the Federation of Sport, I am delighted that our vision is becoming a reality with the opening of our venue in Hull. Our commitment to providing unparalleled sports and gaming experiences is matched only by our commitment to making a positive contribution to the local economy and community. We look forward to welcoming visitors and residents alike to immerse themselves in the excitement and camaraderie that Federation of Sport has to offer.”

The venue will offer traditional sports simulations including football, darts and golf, with a stadium screen on the back wall that will be visible from common areas. There will be esports tournaments aimed at enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.

A spokesperson added: “With UEFA Euro 2024 approaching, the sports governing body is ready to play a crucial role in celebrating this prestigious sporting event. Our goal is to be fully operational and ready to welcome fans, local heroes and sports greats while providing a unique and engaging space where everyone can enjoy the excitement of the tournament.

“The importance of supporting local authorities and communities in delivering this project cannot be overstated. Cultivating these relationships increases the city's attractiveness as a dynamic and inclusive destination. By working with the community, we aim to create an environment that reflects the diverse interests and passions of Hull residents.”