The modernization of the Főnix Hall, now called the Főnix Aréna, has recently been completed. Improvements including the internal information provision and IT systems, the building services, and the renovation of the external façad, and a new camera system had to be made for the stable, sustainable operation of the hall.
The first competition in the renovated facility will be the third round of the Olympic qualification of the Short Track Speed Skating World Cup. It will be one of the tournaments where teams can qualify for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The event will be held from 18th to 21st November.
The Hungarians will have to compete against the world’s best teams and the Hungarian federation aims to secure the maximum number of Olympic quotas, which would mean 12 competitors at the Beijing Winter Games in February 2022.
The Short Track Speed Skating World Cup is a four-round event, with the first in Beijing and second in Nagoya. The third round will be held in the newly renovated Főnix Aréna, while the series ends with the 4th round in Dordrecht, Netherlands, taking place at the end of November.