Construction work of Winter Sports Palace to begin next monthSports
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/ On March 12, President of Mongolia Kh. Battulga met with the national hockey team that became a winner of Asia Challenge Cup 2019 tournament held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
At the beginning of the meeting, the President praised the achievement of national teams of 3x3 basketball, ice hockey and football, mentioning that a construction work of sports palace 'Steppa Arena’ will commence next month near Buyant Ukhaa Sports Complex according to Olympic standards, or sized 60x30 covering 12.7 thousand square meters.
He recalled his promise at their last meeting, held last year, on paying attention to creation of a winter sports complex to encourage and motivate athletes and said that as a result of talks with the Czech Republic and Canada, it was decided to build a new winter sports center 'Steppa Arena, with funding of USD15 million.
“It will be a part of preparations for Children of Asia International Sports Games to be held in Ulaanbaatar in 2020. Moreover, construction work of football and athletics arena with a capacity of 10 thousand people will start next month,” said the President.