Velodrom in Komárov a step closer to realization
At a Brno City Council meeting this week, councillors selected a contractor to carry out a technical study of the construction of Komárov Velodrom. The contractor they selected was Arch.Design, Ltd., which submitted the lowest bid price of 1,950,000 CZK. Visualisation of Komárov Velodrom. Source: MMB.
Brno, July 17 (BD) – By the end of 2018, the tender process will begin to choose a contractor for the construction. The successful bid will be chosen in the first quarter of 2019. Construction is planned for 2019-2021.
“The new modern arena for track cycling will be fully covered with a 250-meter long wooden track matching the required parameters of the UCI International Federation for International Competitions. The capacity of the new sports ground will be 2,000 spectators,” said Brno City’s spokesman Filip Poňuchálek.
The old velodrome on the grounds of Brno Exhibition Center, known as Favál or Bauerák, is awaiting demolition. The velodrome was used through the golden era when cycling was a form of mass entertainment, and has a 400-meter-long covered concrete track. The World Cycling Championship was held there two times, in 1969 and in 1981. Favál has also played host to extraordinary concerts by artists including Iron Maiden, Motörhead, and Lenny Kravitz.
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