The history of Lords

  • In the late 1970s Lords was an indoor cricket centre.

  • In 1983 the centre was sold to Laurie Potter who owned a chain of health clubs.The history of Lords

  • In 1993 Lords Indoor Sports Centre was sold to Kerry Stokes who purchased it primarily as the training centre for the Wildcats.

  • Lords continued to operate as a sporting centre including health and fitness until December 2008 when it closed.

  • The City of Subiaco took over the Lords operation and reopened the doors on 4 July 2009. After twenty-four months of operation Lords had over 3000 members and played host to over 440 sporting teams per week, recording an annual attendance of over 500 000 patrons.

  • As part of council's March 2009 resolution to take Lords on for an initial period of five years, the recreation centre undertook an independent review in late 2013 to determine the long-term future of the facility and the site.

  • Following the review, which included a community consultation phase, council voted unanimously to retain Lords and to continue to manage the facility as a recreation centre.

  • In March 2014 Lords was closed temporarily for roof replacement and asbestos removal. 

  • Lords reopened in December 2014, after the removal and replacement of roof and wall panels, as well as upgrades to the hot water system, air conditioning, car park and flooring.