The project to build a multifunctional sports hall with a capacity of around 3 000 spectators is based on a partnership between the public and private sectors. The private partner – the bus operator ČSAD Ostrava – is contributing its land and a repair depot at U stadionu St. / Sládkova St. The new sports hall will be created by converting a former bus depot and adding a new training centre and other amenities. It will offer three separate covered training facilities for volleyball, floorball and basketball youth teams.
The total estimated costs of the project are approx. 600 million CZK. The City of Ostrava’s contribution will be a max. 200 million CZK; the Moravian-Silesian Region will contribute 80 million CZK, ČSAD Ostrava will invest 53 million CZK, and the sports hall management company 27 million CZK. The contributions from the City and the Region are conditional upon the receipt of subsidy funding from the National Sports Agency or other external sources.
The sports hall’s management company (the Association for the Support of Sport, Children and Young People) will be the subsidy applicant and the direct recipient of the funding; it will also be the owner of the new hall. After the completion of the project, the company will operate the hall and provide all essential services. The members of the association include the City of Ostrava, ČSAD Ostrava and the core management team, which will carry out quality control on the planning and civil engineering work during the preparatory phase and during the construction itself, and will also finance the planning and civil engineering work.
A detailed architectural study has been drawn up for the project, and documentation has been completed for the EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) project – including acoustic and dispersion studies and a geological/hydrological survey. The land ownership has been consolidated, and the necessary data has been collected to enable the launch of work on the documentation for the land use decision and the construction permit.
The sports hall will be used primarily for volleyball, floor ball, basketball and table tennis as well as for other sports. It will also serve the general public and schools, and it will be a venue for one-off sporting and cultural events. Following preliminary discussions with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) – which organizes world championships and similar prestigious events – the Federation has signalled its interest in the new hall as a venue for European Youth Championships (U16, U18, U20).
The construction phase is expected to last from 2021 to 2023.