Monday, July 16, 2018

Renovation of Chaika sports complex completed

The renovation of the Chaika sports complex was completed on Friday, and after two years of dry training, athletes are able to return to the pool.

The city began renovating the pool in November 2011. The renovations were met with several obstacles, including the bankruptcy of the contractor and the resignation of the governor, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

In 2012, the facility was visited by the Sverdlovsk regional government Chairman Denis Pasler, who decided the facility needed repair as part of his program for developing physical culture and sports in the region.

The pool is now a modern sports complex after the size was increased to accommodate 870 people per day, compared with a previous capacity of 670 people per day. The renovations also included the construction of a table tennis complex, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta.

Overall, the Sverdlovsk region has seen the construction of 40 sports facilities in the last three years.