BRANSBURY Park Community Leisure Centre will not have a two-court sports hall now the plans have been scaled back to save money.
Revised plans, due to be decided by the city's planning committee in February 2024, will include two swimming pools, dry leisure facilities and a GP surgery.
The council hopes to agree a scheme with a nearby school to have four sports courts available for public use on its premises instead of the Bransbury site.
Due to open in 2026, the new centre is intended to replace Eastney pool and Wimbledon Park Leisure Centre.
The Mountbatten Centre in Alexandra Park is now the only public swimming pool available in the city on a drop-in basis, leading to fears for residents in the south of Portsea Island who want to keep fit and healthy.
With The Pyramids having become just a gym and children's play centre and the former Royal Marines pool at Eastney closed and derelict, leisure opportunities for residents and visitors to Southsea have been reduced.
The future of these two buildings could also be at risk if they are not put to good public use and become a drain on council taxpayers.