After a successful six months of opening in the Times Square Shopping Centre, Belong Sutton was forced to close its doors after the pandemic hit the UK.

During the unprecedented closure staff at the arena worked hard behind the scenes to adapt to the global outbreak and prepare for its reopening.

Now, It has been a month since the centre reopened its doors with staff delighted to see the return of previous gamers and families.

Thomas Horne who runs the centre said: "For the first week when we reopened, it was all about getting our name back out there and letting everyone know we are open.

"We are seeing loads of players return, on average 15 people per day!

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"Everyone is always excited to see us, and we are excited to see them.

"We have loads of regulars who use us daily and weekly, and it's great to see the smiles on their faces, and help them with what they need."

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He added: "We originally had 47x Stations in our arena for use, but with the restrictions, this has now lowered to 37 for the time being.

"All customers are asked to sanitize their hands on entry and exit of the arena.

"Stations are cleaned from top to bottom after every use. We also have a cleaning log for this, which can be brought up at any time."

Other measures include; Separated stations with a 1.4m+ space, boxed outlines to highlight safety points, separate entrances, table service, risk assessment log and free supply of face masks in case players forget them.

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Belong Sutton has introduced a number of exciting activities for this summer.

Here is what Belong Sutton has in store:

-A new summer pass allowing players 10 hours in the area for £20 taking the value of each hour down to £2 per hour.

-Daily leaderboards on a variety of games - where they offer free arena time and 'Belong Legend badges.'

-18+ Leaderboard nationwide for #CodWarzone, with a weekly give away of a PS4 Console.

-Belong Minecraft Server which is accessible from anywhere.

-The 'BelongLegend' weekly challenges

The opening hours are as follows:

Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm.

Sunday 11am to 5pm.

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