A total of HUF 3.4 billion was spent on the Sárvár Arena sports and cultural center, which has now been officially handed over and features a gym, conference room, fitness room, squash court, bowling alley, 3D cinema and plenty of parking.
Miklós Kásler, Minister of Human Resources, said that the center, which takes up 5,000 square meters, is part of the government’s announced plan to build schools and gyms and aim to have a swimming pool in every district. The arena took two years to construct and had already been open to the people of Sárvár for a trial period of two months, during which time more than 25,000 people visited the center. The arena can hold a thousand people, will be the new home of the Sárvár handball team and also features a 600-seat hall for basketball, volleyball, football, running, table tennis, karate and kick-boxing.
István Kondora, the mayor of Sárvár, said the new sports and cultural center makes Sárvár a “five-star city” for its residents as well as those who visit.
Minister Kásler emphasized that the importance of a healthy body has been known for thousands of years and that sports enables people to strengthen their body, improve their health and focus on pure performance.
The minister also noted government initiatives on other fronts, such as foreign language education and access to theaters, museums, etc., no matter where a student lives or their financial situation. He further mentioned the new National Core Curriculum, based on national and European Christian values, with state-of-the-art teaching methods in every subject.