Dubrovnik has for decades been without a high standard indoor sports centre, with the current centre in Gospino polje has been in need of repair for years. However, today a new project to build a new sports centre in Dubrovnik was announced. The exisiting sports centre in Gospino polje will be replaced with a 4,200-seat capacity multi-purpose hall.
The Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Frankovic, presented the project today and stated that “The facility will be used for exhibitions, fairs, congresses, and not only for sports.”
“In January 2019, we adopted the Sports Strategy, then together with the Croatian Handball Federation we submitted a candidacy for the World Handball Championship, and in February this year we found out that we will be a host city, this obliged us to start actions to meet all conditions,” said the Mayor.
He concluded that “The goal is to finish the hall at the end of 2024, that is, a few months before the start of the World Handball Championship.” And indeed hosting a major world sporting event will give the whole project not only a fixed deadline but also the motivation to hit that deadline.