With the help of Russian technology, the Bodrum Arena project will begin in around five months with a more than €70-million ($83-million) investment, the head of the Russian-Turkish Business Council told Anadolu Agency.
In addition to ice hockey rinks and skating areas, the complex, which will employ 300 people, will host concerts, open-air shows and events, said Akhmet Palankoev.
Pointing out that the project will contribute to sports tourism in Turkey, Palankoev said the complex in the Turkish resort city will be completed in 15 months.
“We also want to open a school where young people interested in ice hockey, ice skating and other ice sports can receive education,” he added.
The project will be implemented by SportInvest Bodrum that is based on the principle of a public-private partnership with the Municipality of Bodrum, the Bodrum Promotion Foundation BOTAV and several private investors.
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