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Töölö Sports Hall to go under renovation

Published : 05 Nov 2019, 02:54

Updated : 05 Nov 2019, 09:58

  DF Report

Press Release Photo by City of Helsinki.

A needs assessment of the renovation of Töölö Sports Hall is being compiled by the Culture and Leisure Sector in autumn 2019 and the renovation project planning will start in early 2020.

The current and future users of Töölö Sports Hall are being involved in all phases of the project, said a press release issued by the City of Helsinki.

The purpose of participatory planning is to design Töölö Sports Hall premises and services to meet the needs of as many types of athletes as possible.

Töölö Sports Hall was completed in 1935, after which it served as a stage for the Olympics and an exhibition hall. In 1975 it became a fixture in the lives of athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Since the 70s, apparatus gymnasts, fencers, ball game players, martial artists, street dancers, independent trainers, and fitness enthusiasts have formed just a section of the hall’s users.

The hall authorities said, “After decades of frequent use, it is now time to refurbish and modernise the facilities, as well as update our concept of what sports look like now and in the future. Our goal is to make Töölö Sports Hall a place that inspires the residents of Helsinki to exercise and provides functional premises for athletes for the coming decades.”