Odessa runs into problems preparing for Eurobasket-2015
In Odessa construction of adequate multifunctional arena remains one of the main challenges of preparation for the European Championship.
This was said by Nikolai Skorik, governor of Odessa region, during the meeting with members of the Guild of municipal journalists.
As Skoryk noted, currently there are issues with compliance with the construction schedule of the arena - or rather, with non-compliance: “We know that there are ideas of building a new sports arena for the Eurobasket-2015, but the plan is not being implemented - the investor missed all the deadlines”.
In order to keep the option of Odessa participation as a host of European Championship, local authorities are thinking about the ways to reconstruct the Palace of Sports for this event.
According to Skoryk, it is possible to develop a “budget” renovation project, getting in the end a sports arena that meets all relevant international norms and standards.