More than 10,000 people have signed a petition to save athletics and sports at Crystal Palace.

The Mayor of London is due to review the design of the iconic sports centre - built in the 1960s and still one of the country's premier athletics venues - and some users fear its famous indoor track will be demolished.

The Greater London Authority has appointed Neill Allen Associates to evaluate the need for sports facilities in Crystal Palace.

A consultation forum is scheduled for Monday (January 29) to discuss the future of the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.

The Chairman of the Crystal Palace Sports Partnership John Powell MBE has been coaching sprinters there for over 40 years and says not enough people are aware of the possible consequences.

He said: “I talk to athletes and coaches at the track and nobody knows anything is going on, much less the potential ramifications.”

Mr Powell encouraged people to go to the consultation at the end of the month at The Lodge building in Crystal Palace to express their views.

He said: “There have been a lot of false starts over the years on the future of this venue, but I can safely say this now is going to happen.

“If we don't have our say, we could lose the indoor track and most of the associated facilities.”

He told News Shopper that he understands the GLA won’t subsidise the stadium forever and it is likely facilities will undergo major changes.

But he added: “If the indoor track is lost it will eliminate track and field in Palace as a training place. Who wants to train in a cold stadium in the thick of winter?”

Mr Powell is a member of the Crystal Palace Sports Partnership, which aims to be a unified voice for the future of the site.

They started a petition to save athletics and sports at Crystal Palace.

More than 10,000 people have signed the petition.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, says he is reviewing the design of the Crystal Palace Sports Centre.

A spokesperson for the Mayor of London told News Shopper: "The National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace is a much-loved sporting venue and an important community asset in south London, which the Mayor wants to ensure has a long-term future.

"City Hall officers have begun a review of the centre and will consult a range of sporting stakeholders over the next month. The public will then be consulted on more detailed options later in the year."