The energy and functional upgrade works are in full progress. Other facilities serve city clubs temporarily
The mayor spoke of “a new stadium”, referring to the value of the project. The building remains old, answered the Popular Rally
The indoor gym of Komotini remains closed. This time, however, a public infrastructure has been closed… for a good cause, as energy and functional upgrade works with a budget of €925,000 are in full progress.
The contractor’s workers are in the infrastructure every day, during this time insulating the outside. Indicatively, the overall interventions include the placement of a thermal envelope on the entire external surface of the masonry. Also, in the main hall, a new ceiling will be installed from heat-insulating aluminum panels with polyurethane insulation. Furthermore, all external frames will be replaced with new aluminum ones with thermal break and double heat-insulating energy crystals. A modern cooling-heating system will be installed on the margin of the same project.
They suffer but the clubs are served
In the meantime, the clubs that were housed for training and matches in the city’s closed gym are suffering somewhat from the move, but they are served as a whole by other gyms in the area, as the president of DKEPPAK Natasa Liveriadou announced at the recent meeting of the Municipal Council. The matches are held in the indoor of the 2nd Lyceum in the area of Ektenepol.
When is the building expected to be handed over to the citizens, the head of the People’s Rally Yiannis Leventis asked to know, with the mayor Yiannis Garanis answering: “Extensive works are being done. A new stadium is being built. An excellent indoor gym will be delivered. Everything will be new.” The mayor recommended a little patience from everyone, while he praised the contractor who has undertaken the project, which the Municipal Authority is putting pressure on, to deliver it even earlier than the contractual obligation.
He recognized the good effort to upgrade the infrastructure, but underlined that the building remains old, Yannis Leventis, who reminded that the indoor swimming pool located nearby also remains closed, but not for work. Regarding the service of the clubs in other facilities, he spoke of overcrowding of many clubs.
The Deputy Mayor of Works, Dimitris Karastavrou, acknowledged the lack of sports facilities, reminding, however, that as part of the reconstruction project of the old Nomiki area, the creation of a closed gymnasium in the courtyard of the 1st Gymnasium with 400 seats has been planned.