“The new arena will provide a legacy for the city of Milan”
City of Milan is soon to start with the construction work at a new arena which will host ice hockey matches at the 2026 Winter Olympic Games which will be held in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo from February 6 to 22, with the Winter Paralympics are scheduled from March 6 to 15.
Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala said: The €180 million arena will provide a legacy for the city, awarded the hosting rights for the 2026 Olympics and Paralympics in June 2019″.
Mayor Sala continued: “Now let’s think about the Games and to arrive with the works finished at the right time, to manage those weeks of the Olympics, then the arena will be a heritage of Milan. I am very satisfied with this presentation also because the partnership that has been chosen is a leading company in the management of events, so they will bring their already proven experience.”
CEO of CTS Eventim Klaus-Peter Schulenberg said: “The venue could host between 130 and 200 events per year”.
The site will also feature lounges and restaurants and it will be easily accessible by public transport.
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