Bucharest Mayor General Gabriela Firea has announced on Monday that works have begun on the Mihai Flamaropol skating rink. It will have a capacity of 3,100 seats and it will be inaugurated in less than two years, Firea announced, ziare.com informs. The construction costs amount to about EUR 22 million.
Last year, Romanian businessman Ion Tiriac inaugurated a smaller rink at Otopeni, near Bucharest, built on his own money, which cost EUR 3 million.
The new Flamaropol skating rink will include spaces for exercises – swimming pool, wellness room, basketball hall, fitness and aerobics rooms, but also for urban sports disciplines – skateboarding, skating, biking and climbing.
The sports centre will also include sports shops, cafes and a restaurant.
The old Flamaropol skating rink was founded in 1952 and demolished in 2013, being damaged.