City Allocates CZK 10 Million To Support Major Sporting Events in Brno

The funding will be split between 15 events scheduled to take place in Brno in 2019. Individual subsidy amounts will be confirmed by councillors at a later date. Photo credit: Jan Russnak.

Brno, Mar 29 (BD) – Commenting on the funding, Jaroslav Suchý (KDU-ČSL), council member for sport, said: “The purpose of the program is to support major sports events and international competitions held in Brno this year. These are World and European competitions, World Championships, European Championships or various Grand Prix. We can look forward, for example, to the European Mountain Biking Championships, the Czech Men’s and Women’s Athletics Championships on the track, and the European Handicapped Youth Games.”

Subsidies will range from CZK 4.3 million to CZK 100,000, based on the total budget of the event and the number of participants. Councillors will decide the size of individual subsidies at their April meeting. The subsidy can be used for a variety of purposes, including rental costs of sports facilities, event spaces, equipment and furniture for the event, travel expenses including fares, transport costs for equipment and people, accommodation and food for participants of the event, entry fees, fees to federations, technical security for the event such as assembly and dismantling of stands, marking of tracks, and so on. Furthermore, a maximum of 10% of the subsidy can be used to promote the event, and up to 30% can be used to pay staffing costs.

In addition to the events mentioned above, the major events covered by the subsidy will include:

  • CEV European Volleyball League 2019 (men’s and women’s)
  • 2019 European Water Polo Cup
  • Brno Open Dance Festival 2019
  • FEI Dressage World Cup
  • Brno Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix 2019
  • 23rd International “SOKOL GRAND PRIX de Gymnastique 2019” – Mixed Pairs in Gymnastics ,
  • Grand Prix TJ Favorit Brno for Elite, U23 and Junior categories for men and women and for the Junior category
  • 5th International ITF “BTC CUP Brno 2019” Tennis Tournament
  • European Golf Challenge Tour
  • International Triathlon Championship of the Czech Republic
  • Final4 Central European Women’s Basketball League 2019
  • European CEB Cup in men’s baseball
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