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The National Athletics Center will be open to the public in Budapest and across the country for a family festival. On June 17, an all-day free event will celebrate the rebirth of the former industrial wasteland in the capital.
For the first time, visitors will be able to admire Budapest’s new 10.5-acre park, which used to be an eyesore in the city. It is located on the bank of the Danube, opposite the Kopaszi embankment, itself spectacularly redone years ago. Here, on the edge of the IX district, the polluting industrial activity was replaced by lawns, hundreds of trees, and thousands of shrubs. The pollution of the Danube has been curbed, the dams strengthened, and a bicycle path has been built leading to Csepel Island.
After the official opening of the park, visitors can take part in a number of activities, including a tour of the entire facility, including areas closed to the public, and even competitions on the brand new, specially coated running track, where the best athletes of the world will compete for medals from August 19-27. Thus, visitors can also experience the atmosphere of the 2023 World Championships in Athletics in Budapest through the eyes of the athletes.
Balázs Baji, bronze medalist of the World and silver medalist of the European Championships in steeplechase, will lead the warm-up program and the winners will be rewarded with a medal, a free souvenir photo, and a voucher for 50 percent off tickets for the World Championships in Budapest. One can pre-register for the race or register on-the-spot.
In addition to the sports, there will also be entertainment. On the opening day, June 17, the National Athletics Center will literally be open to the public, giving visitors the opportunity to experience cheering from the stands, but also to discover parts of the facility that are normally closed to fans. On this special day, they will even be able to enter the rooms where in the moments before the start, the superheroes of athletics will prepare for what is perhaps the most important event of their lives, the World Cup final.
via MTI, Featured image: Facebook/World Athletics Championships Budapest 2023