Still EUR 25m needed for Ice hockey stadium in BA

Preparations for the Ice hockey World Championships 2011 in Bratislava and Kosice are going well, but there are still some hiccups, like the need for another EUR 25 million to finish the Ondrej Nepela stadium in Bratislava.

An expensive luxury maybe

The City of Bratislava is demanding half of the deficit from the state, but the government said it was keeping its hands in its pockets and not handing out any more free money for the championships, although it would consider granting the City of Bratislava a loan for the purpose.

The total costs of the reconstruction are being criticised as too high and the city even set up a special commission last November to examine how the money is being used. So far it has soaked up EUR 96 million, of which the state has covered EUR 40 million.

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  1. […] Mayor Ftacnik declared last week that an additional EUR 25 million was required to pay off certain liabilities and to pay for the completion of the stadium, which should host the IIHF 2011 World Championship starting 29 April. Now Ftacnik says EUR 30 million is required. […]

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