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2017 Grand Prix

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 08:15 to Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 18:15

The IBTF Grand Prix - August 4-6, 2017

The Grand Prix will take place at the multipurpose sports hall Zatika, opened in 2008. The Zatika hall was built as a venue for different types of events and shows, from sports to cultural ones. Its multipurpose function has already been achieved with the events such as the World Handball Championship for men, the Davis Cup match, the Vinistra wine fair, the ESDU World Dance Masters and the European Veterans Table Tennis Championship. Basic dimensions of the hall floor plan are 80×100 m at its widest point. The surface of the hall is 6,430 square meters, with gross surface amounting to 14,100 square meters. The value of the investment is 16,000,000 €. The hall has four levels of which the main one is the level “0` with the entrance hall from which there is a descent to the main hall with an auditorium. The level “-2` contains sports courts, warming up hall, fitness room, locker rooms, coach quarters and the area for technical support. .The arena has a dimension of 45×45 m and can host two parallel handball courts in the north-south direction, or basketball and tennis courts. The auditorium of the main hall consists of a fixed seating area on three sides of the sports court (east, south and west) and the auditorium balcony situated above the fixed south stands. Should large events require so, telescopic stands can be extended from underneath the fixed south stands, whereas portable stands may be assembled at the north front. The overall capacity of the auditorium is approximately 4,000 seats.

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