Prague will announce a competition to repair Ďolíček, and will start solving its surroundings as well
|Prof. Ing. arc. Arnost Navratil, Ing. arc. Kamil Švaříček: Volume study of Ďolíček (2011). Visualization: neoVISUAL|
Prague – The Prague City Hall of Operations will soon announce an architectural competition for the reconstruction of the Ďolíček stadium in Vršovice, which it has owned since 2018. At the same time, he wants to build an apartment building and a sports hall in its vicinity. City councilor Vít Šimral (Pirates) told ČTK. He added that Prague councilors should approve a memorandum with Prague 10 in September.
After the approval of the memorandum, which includes the requirements of the city district for the appearance of the entire site, according to the councilor, the preparation of buildings around the stadium begins. “At the same time, the administration of architectural competitions at its own stadium will begin to be addressed,” he said. The capacity of the stadium should be increased by reconstruction so that it meets the standards for first-league matches and matches in European competitions. Now the stadium does not fill them and the club has a long-term exception.
Opposite the stadium across Vršovická Street near Gymnázium Přípotoční, a new indoor sports hall is to be built. “Currently we have a volume study, so it will be completed in the form of a project, for which there should already be an item of 25 million crowns in next year’s budget. We will make a project out of them and then we will be happy to build a hall within two or three years. said the councilor. An apartment building should also be built on the land near the stadium, thanks to which, according to Šimral, the investment should be partially returned.
The city wants to get money for sports projects from the National Sports Agency, but according to Šimral, the possibilities are limited and therefore the involvement of private investors with the so-called PPP projects model has also come into play. “However, setting up the right cooperation is very unusual, ideal models have not yet been found in the Czech Republic. We have the same ambition to try it again,” said Shimral. He added that the city is working on a conference in the autumn, where PPP projects in sport should be the main topic.
The city began negotiations with the private owner about the transfer of Ďolíček in 2011. The stadium was wanted to buy the Prague 10 district in advance, but the previous management of Prague did not agree. In the last election period, an agreement was finally found that the city would buy the stadium. The Bohemians 1905 football club is playing in the stadium, the uncertainty about the stadium has caused him problems for years.