EuroChem opens new sports arena in Lithuania
The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held on August 9th 2013. The facility was constructed to celebrate Lifosa’s 50th anniversary. EuroChem’s subsidiary in Lithuania invested 20 million litas (US$ 7.7 million) in the project.
Jonas Dastikas, Lifosa General Director, commented: “This facility is our gift to the Kėdainiai region. It is our way of saying thank you for half a century of deep cooperation. We are an integral part of this region and it is with immense pleasure that we hand it over to the people of Kėdainiai.”
With a total surface of 5,500 square metres, the new facility is able to accommodate 2,200 spectators during sporting events and up to 3,000 during concerts. As the arena can easily be configured into three basketball courts, the men of the Lithuanian national basketball team were the first to make use of the sports complex. Lithuanian fans hope that such a start will bring success to both the Lithuanian national team and the sports arena
EuroChem is implementing a large-scale program for development of children and youth sport. The program includes construction of modern ice arenas, sports complexes and sports schools. Many of them have already been built: a hockey court in Kovdor (Murmansk region), ice arenas in Novomoskovsk (Tula region) and Nevinnomyssk (Stavropol krai). An ice arena in Kingisepp (Leningrad region) and a sports complex in Belorechensk (Krasnodar krai) are being built at the moment. The sports complex in Kedainiai has become the first foreign sports venue built by EuroChem.