A Black Country leisure centre is losing £900 a day and could be forced to close, council leisure bosses have warned.
Willenhall Leisure Centre is being subsidised to the tune of £340,000 a year by Walsall Council.
Council leader Mike Bird said: "We have some very difficult decisions to make as a council. Our funding is being cut as an authority as we face up to the recession.
"We are no different to any local authority in the country. Or business for that matter. We are all feeling the pinch.
"Over the next four years we have to make efficiencies of more than £40m as our income falls."
Councillor Barry Sanders, Walsall Council cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: "The figures for Willenhall Leisure Centre are stark. It costs £1,265 per day. We have an income of around £300. We are losing £900 a day every time the building opens up.
"We are attracting 16 visitors an hour and we have the equivalent of 12 and a half members of staff to meet this demand.
"No decision has been made over the future of the site but we do need to lay the facts open to public scrutiny. It would be wrong to do otherwise."