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When was Spectator Accommodation introduced as a facility specific and how should it be used?

Information on spectator accommodation will be collected for the Athletic and Swimming Pool facility types from January 2022. This facility specific was identified as important in supporting the Swimming and Athletics National Governing Bodies and hence they were prioritised for an initial release. Where appropriate, these attributes may be added to additional facility types in the future.

By working with facility providers and National Governing Bodies, the Active Places Power team will seek to populate this new attribute as quickly as possible after go-live. However, information will also be gathered as part of ongoing data auditing.

A flag, “Spectator Accommodation Checked”, has been added to indicate whether the spectator accommodation attributes for the facility type have been collected and checked.

This flag indicates solely whether the spectator accommodation attributes for a facility have been collected and checked. It does not imply any assessment of the spectator accommodation against a specified standard or certification. The absence of spectator accommodation information does not invalidate the remainder of a facilities record, it indicates only that the spectator accommodation attributes have been added following the most recent update to / audit of information held for that site.

Care of interpretation is required when interrogating and interpreting information on seating and/or designated accessible provision. Until all Athletic and Swimming Pool facilities have been subject to their latest audit (as part of the continual rolling audit of Active Places data), this attribute will be a partial dataset within Active Places Power. Until this time the “Spectator Accommodation Checked” flag should be used/considered carefully in all reporting. A seating type specified as zero may indicate zero seats or that the information is not yet available within Active Places for the facility (as indicated by a value of “no” against the corresponding “Spectator Accommodation Checked” flag).

 Spectator accommodation attributes vary according to whether a facility is indoor or outdoor.

Outdoor facilities

Spectator accommodation attributes:

- Spectator Accommodation Checked

- Total Capacity

- Seating – Covered; Uncovered

- Standing – Covered; Uncovered

- Designated Accessible Provision – Covered; Uncovered

- Shared Flag

Facilities and facility subtypes for which these attributes will be collected:

- Swimming Pool: Lido (Subtype ID: 7005)

- Athletics: Standard Oval Outdoor (Subtype ID: 1004)

- Athletics: Mini Outdoor (Subtype ID: 1005)

- Athletics: Compact Outdoor (Subtype ID: 1006)

- Athletics: Standalone Field (Subtype ID: 1007)

Indoor facilities

- Spectator accommodation attributes:

- Spectator Accommodation Checked

- Total Capacity

- Seating

- Standing 

- Designated Accessible Provision

- Shared Flag

Facilities and facility subtypes for which these attributes will be collected:

- Swimming Pool: Main/General (Subtype ID: 7001)

- Swimming Pool: Leisure Pool (Subtype ID: 7002)

- Swimming Pool: Learner/Teaching/Training (Subtype ID: 7003)

- Swimming Pool: Diving (Subtype ID: 7004)

- Athletics: Standard Oval Indoor (Subtype ID: 1008)

- Athletics: Indoor Training (Subtype ID: 1009)

Full definitions for each of the spectator accommodation attributes are included within the Sports Data Model.