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City of Tampere: A Concept and Implementation Competition for a New Sports Campus Will Begin

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Tampere – the most attractive city in Finland – will gain a new modern cluster of exercise and sports. The concept and implementation competition of the Hakametsä Sport Campus project will start in June and continue until November 2020. The development of the Hakametsä area, 14 hectares in total, is a new kind of an investment in elite sport, sports business, and the promotion of sports, health, and wellbeing.

The aim of the competition is to find a partner for the City of Tampere in the development of the area. The task of the competitors is to prepare a comprehensive concept plan for the Hakametsä area that fulfils the requirements set by the City for the sports network and complies with the vision for the Hakametsä Sport Campus. Companies and business consortia with sufficient financial and operational resources can participate in the competition. The competitors are expected to form multidisciplinary expert groups.

The Hakametsä area is known for Finnish ice hockey that has been played in the Tampere Ice Stadium since 1965. When the Elite League games transfer to the new UROS LIVE arena, Hakametsä will become a diverse sports and wellbeing venue.

The vision for the Hakametsä Sport Campus combines exercise, sports, operating premises, business premises, and housing into a modern entity with synergy between the functions. The Hakametsä area is located roughly three kilometres from the centre of Tampere in a rapidly growing area and along the (new) tramline connection that will start operations in 2021.

For further information and instructions for participating in the concept and implementation competition, please visit the City of Tampere website. The competition language is Finnish.

www.tampere.fi/hakametsankilpailu

Contact information

Markus Joonas
Project Manager
+358 50 345 0705
markus.joonas@tampere.fi

Tero Tenhunen
Project Director
Five-star City Centre Tampere
+358 50 540 2860
tero.tenhunen@tampere.fi

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