Following the World Athletics Championship this year, Budapest’s newest green park will be created on the site of the National Athletics Centre.
The complex, which is being built by ZÁÉV and Magyar Építő, will be transformed after the World Championship, Magyar Építők reports. The temporary stands will be demolished and replaced by a running track, walking path and outdoor gym. In addition, a cycle path to Csepel will be opened as part of the Centre.
“This world-class facility is being built at the gateway to Csepel, which is much more than a competition centre, it will provide a great opportunity for the residents of the area to relax after the World Championship. We are particularly pleased that the project will also include a cycle path and a new pedestrian bridge along the banks of the Danube to Csepel,”
a statement from the State Secretariat for Sport of the Ministry of Defence quoted Szilárd Németh as saying.
The Budapest Athletics World Championships will take place between 19 and 27 August, with the National Athletics Centre north of Csepel as the central venue.
The new pedestrian bridge will allow competitors to cross the bridge on foot or by bicycle during the World Championships. Anyone will be able to cross the bridge on foot or by bicycle after the World Championships. After the Championships, the facility will be redeveloped, with the temporary grandstands being demolished and replaced by a running track, walking path and outdoor gym. The surrounding park will also be opened to the public, creating Budapest’s newest green area.