TBILISI, October 15 (Itar-Tass) —— The construction of a new palace of sports has been launched in the Georgian city of Rustavi (20 kilometres from Tbilisi) which will meet the world standards in the field of sports facilities. As representatives of the leadership of the Kvemo Kartli territory, the administrative centre of which is Rustavi, told journalists on Saturday, the new palace for 2,500 spectators will be put into operation by September 2013.
“The city of Rustavi has great sport traditions, local teams actively participate in Georgia’s sports life,” leaders of the territory say. “The construction of the palace of sports will promote the development of sports.”
It will be possible to hold competitions in such sports as basketball, handball, volleyball, mini football and others in the new sports complex which is under construction in Rustavi.
The biggest in Georgia palace of sports is situated in Tbilisi: the sports arena, which was built in 1961, seats 10,000 spectators and meets the European standards in the field of sports constructions. Two years ago a modern palace of sports, which seats 3,000 spectators, was built in the second biggest city of Georgia - - Kutaisi.