It cost HUF 24 billion (EUR 67.6 million) and has 6,200 seats: this is the new handball hall in Tatabánya. The sports arena was inaugurated on Wednesday. The hall is the backup venue for the 2022 European Men’s Handball Championship.
As Helló Magyar reported, at the ceremony, Máté Kocsis, the President of the Hungarian Handball Association, said that the arena in Tatabánya is the fourth-largest handball hall in Hungary. Only three halls are larger: the MVM Dome in Budapest, also built for the 2022 European Men’s Handball Championship, as well as the PICK Arena in Szeged and the renewed Főnix Arena.
The President added that the facility will be the new home of Grundfos Tatabánya KC, one of Hungary’s long-established clubs.
The fact that 40 players with Tatabánya connections have played in the national teams shows the importance of Grundfos Tatabánya KC.
Roland Juhász, the State Secretary for State Asset Management, pointed out that there are 6,200 seats in the almost 20,000-square-metre sports arena. The building has a 50/50 ratio of fixed and movable stands.
Apart from this, a separate part of the project is a fencing hall with a capacity of 20 fencing pistes.
The State Secretary added that the Government has provided an additional HUF 1.8 billion (EUR 5.1 million) for the equipment of the facility. And, on top of that, the maintenance of the institution will also be financed from public funds.
The main users of the multi-purpose hall are local and regional sportspeople.
The Tatabánya Sports Club is one of the five priority sports clubs in the region. It will receive HUF 300 million (EUR 845,000) a year for five years to provide training for young athletes in athletics, wrestling, judo, boxing, and fencing.
László Marosi, the President of Grundfos Tatabánya KC, emphasised that
the hall contains the work of those who have served Tatabánya handball for decades.
Tatabánya will play the inaugural match of the facility in early February against Veszprém.
Source: Helló Magyar