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Friday 12th July 2002
Games Village unveiled

Athletes Village

With less than two weeks to go before the Games commence, the Commonwealth Games Village, which will be home to nearly 5000 athletes and officials, was unveiled today.

Theresa Grant, general manager of the Village said: “Two years of careful planning has been invested in ensuring the Village provides the standard of facilities which are more than adequate for some of the world’s top athletes. We have listened carefully to our consultative committee and made every effort to accommodate as many needs and requests as possible.”

The Village, at the University of Manchester, Fallowfield, is split into two zones (Residential and International) and will accommodate up to 4,800 athletes from 72 nations. The main dining hall is 4275m sq, making it the largest temporary structure ever to be erected in the UK.

Other facilities include a bar and bistro, florist, hair salon, bank, jewellers and engravers, travel agent, merchandise store and multi-faith religious centre.

Sarah Bailey MBE, paralympic swimmer said: “The Village looks great. When all the athletes arrive next week the place will really come alive. Having everyone on one site means that we all have the opportunity to meet fellow competitors, socialise, share stories and generally give each other support.”

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