Open Data

Sport England is developing data standards and endeavoring to release open datasets to give third party developers the potential to build solutions that encourage people to take part in more sport and physical activity.

A first step towards this goal is to release the Active Places sport facility data under a licence agreement based upon the National Archives Open Data Licence.  A pdf of the licence agreement is included within the data download.

The data download extracts in both CSV and JSON formats, are updated on a daily basis and provide a comprehensive list of sporting venues with their associated facilities throughout England. We therefore encourage all users of the data to establish processes to update local copies on the same frequency.  Note the JSON format is an ALPHA release, meaning changes in the data structure may occur during future releases. 

It is highly recommended that users of the data familiarise themselves with the Sports Data Model support documentation to help translate and use this information (see SDM FAQs).