The grand opening of the Center, created on the territory of the Palace of Children and Youth Creativity, took place on August 22.
Since August 22, the Street Basketball Center, located at 73, Naberzhnaya Dzvina, is open to all interested people every day from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The new sports facility occupies more than two thousand square meters. It was built as part of the implementation of the First All-Russian Sports Project “PSB – Children”.
The construction of the Street Basketball Center was made possible thanks to a public-private partnership – the cooperation of the Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region, Alexander Tsybulskyi, with Promsuvyazbank and the Russian Basketball Federation.
– We are glad that it was possible to realize the dream of Arkhangelsk basketball players – professionals and amateurs – in a rather short period of time, – the governor of the Arkhangelsk region, Alexander Tsybulsky, wrote in his Telegram channel. – On the Embankment of the Northern Dvina there are five playgrounds with a modern artificial surface, a workout area, bleachers and locker rooms. We will be able to hold here not only training and regional events, but also all-Russian and international competitions.
Famous Olympians – players of the Russian team – Yulia Kozlik, Alexander Zuev and the president of the Basketball Federation Andrei Kirilenko came to the opening of the Center with master classes and an autograph session.
– This is a universal playground – you can play both classic basketball and 3×3 here, – said Andrey Kirylenko. – Love sports, come to practice and just have a good time with friends.
After the solemn ceremony, the first 3×3 basketball tournament took place in the Center, in which 35 teams from Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk, Navadvinsk and Velsk, Mezeny, Vinohradovsk district and Primorsky district took part.
Aryna Razdabudzka, an athlete from Severodvinsk, came to Arkhangelsk as part of the under-18 girls’ team. Arina has been playing basketball for three years, and already has the first victories. One of them is in the “Orange Ball” tournament, which took place in the capital of Pomorie quite recently.
– I really like basketball, this sport relieves stress and unites people of completely different ages and interests. It must be said that the city really needed a training ground with so many rings, because it is very convenient to train here.
Andrei Bagretsev, Minister of Sports of the Arkhangelsk Region, emphasized that the opening of the Center really provides new opportunities for all basketball fans.
– Basketball is loved by all generations of northerners. The opening of the Street Basketball Center will start a new era in the development of northern basketball. These are new perspectives and opportunities – noted the Minister of Sports of the Arkhangelsk region Andrei Bagretsev.
Note that the First All-Russian Sports Project “PSB – Children” started in 2019. During this time, PSB Street Basketball Centers were built and opened in Navamoskovsk and Tula, Volgograd and Kaliningrad, Cheboksary, Tyumen, Stavropol, and now in Arkhangelsk.
By the end of 2022, it is planned to launch Centers in Izhevsk, Orenburg, Novokuznetsk and Nalchik.
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