Witness the wonder! – is the slogan of the World Athletics Championships in Hungary, and it is no exaggeration to say that next August we can indeed see a wonder in Hungary, Demokrata writes.
According to the weekly, the National Athletics Center, which is built for the competition, will enrich Budapest with another high-quality building.
The World Athletics Championships is the third biggest sporting event in the world after the Olympics and the football World Cup. It is not only a big step for Hungary: after many major cities around the world, it will be the first time that an outdoor World Athletics Championships will be held in Central Europe.
As the queen of sports is coming to Hungary, a world-class facility will be built to match her stature. Located in the IX district, in a previously neglected brownfield site on the eastern bank of the Danube in the south of the city, the area of the new National Athletics Center will be a European-standard city center. Construction started in 2020. In July this year, work started on the roof, which lasted until December, Demokrata reminds.
I have been to several stadiums around the world, but I can safely say that ours will be the most beautiful in the world,
said Miklós Gyulai, President of the Hungarian Athletics Federation.
The 35,000-seat facility will have a capacity of 15,000 after the championships. Once the upper level is demolished, what will remain is a circular open space, a panoramic running track that will be open to the public.
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