Largest sports arenas in Ukraine set up association
Six largest sports arenas in Ukraine have formed the Association of Sports Facilities of Ukraine (ASFU) to collectively resolve problems on the functioning, development, promotion and protection of the interests of such enterprises of all forms of ownership at the state level, the press service of the Sports Arenas of Ukraine state concern (Kyiv) has reported.
Such a decision was made by representatives of the enterprises at a working meeting in Kyiv on February 5.
According to the report, ASFU's co-founders are the Sports Arenas of Ukraine, the Olympiysky National Sports, the Sports Palace (part of the Sports Arenas of Ukraine, both based in Kyiv), FC Metalist Kharkiv, LLC Donbass Arena (Donetsk) and Arena Lviv (Lviv).
In addition, the meeting participants discussed the prevention of the repeated adoption by the Verkhovna Rada without public hearings of a bill on the liability for administrative offenses committed during football matches, reads the report.
In order to receive respective proposals from the public in resolving this issue the Sports Arenas of Ukraine state concern was instructed to draft a letter to the Verkhovna Rada committee on family, youth, sports and tourism.
The draft letter will be preliminarily sent to football clubs and organizations for the collection of proposals and coordination, the report said.
The Sports Arenas of Ukraine state concern was created under a Cabinet of Ministers resolution of July 13, 2011. The Olympiysky National Sports Complex, the Sports Palace and the Directorate for the Construction of Facilities for Euro 2012 in Lviv were included in the concern during its creation.