Paisley-based five-a-side football operator Powerleague is eyeing further expansion in Europe after launching its 50th centre.
The Utrecht site is the firm’s second in the Netherlands – its first foray into the mainland European market opened in Amsterdam last year.
Chief executive Rupert Campbell said: “Given the tremendous success of Powerleague Amsterdam, it’s clear there is a strong market for our offer in the Netherlands.
“Unlike the UK, where five-a-side leagues have been established since the 90s, organised weekly leagues are fairly new to this football-loving nation. We’re keen to continue expanding across Europe and are currently looking at potential other sites.”
Earlier this year, Powerleague said it was embarking on a major expansion drive that will see it open 13 centres over the next three years, backed by a £40 million investment from private equity owner Patron Capital. Its growth plans will focus on the south-east of England.
In 2012, the firm considered a possible takeover approach for East Kilbride-based rival Goals Soccer Centres, but a formal offer was not forthcoming.