Courtesy: Birmingham MailExtract from a larger articleCreate a futsal arena
And the mayor could back a new arena for futsal - a five-a-side version of football - to help people get fit, the report says.
It states: “Futsal – an FA-approved version of association football played on a smaller field and mainly indoors – is the fastest growing indoor sport in the world. But Birmingham does not have a dedicated futsal arena.
“In most of Europe, the Middle East and South America, Futsal is a professional sport.
“Futsal has the potential to be huge, in the same way that the popularity of 20/20 cricket has exploded and overtaken the original test game. The FA is now looking to take it to a professional level in England, which means there is a great opportunity for the West Midlands to lead the way.”
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