Big multisports complex approved

23.06.2022 - 14:33
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Big multisports complex approved
Project is ambitious but necessary and financially viable, says Tórshavn mayor
An artist’s impression of Føroya Arena
 

Planning work can now begin on Føroya Arena, a large multisports complex to be built in Tórshavn’s Hoyvík district.

So says mayor Heðin Mortensen after Tórshavn City Council yesterday approved a DKK 25 million supplementary grant for the project.

This brings the total estimated project cost to DKK 243 million, of which Tórshavn City Council has pledged DKK 134 million. The remaining DKK 109 million will come from the Faroese and Danish governments, various trusts as well as private and business investors in the Faroes and overseas.

 >> SEE ALSO Urgent need for multisports hall

”We are now ready to start our planning work. If the price of building materials continues to go up during our planning, we can always put on the brakes,” says the mayor.

“Either way, no money or effort will have gone to waste if we are forced to pause the project. We are confident that this is a financially viable project which forms a crucial part of the expansion of the Hoyvík district and the city as a whole, and it’s something that will benefit everyone in the Faroe Islands.”

The plan is for the project to be debt-free once the arena is taken into use in late 2023.

 >> SEE ALSO Mayor: Tórshavn needs a multisports hall

Føroya Arena will be an internationally approved venue for indoor sports such as handball, volleyball, basketball, combat sports, table tennis, tennis, badminton, dance, archery and billiards.

With a seating capacity of 2,700 and standing capacity of up to 4,600 people, the arena will also host concerts, conferences and other culture events.

 

Read the Faroese versions of this article here, here (7:22-11:15), here and here.

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