MINISTER KASAPOĞLU INSPECTS SPORTS FACILITIES IN GUNGOREN
Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu
visited and inspected Güngören Sports Complex, which has been completed in Güngören district and will be opened by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the coming days.
Minister Kasapoğlu, who visited the training halls one by one with Güngören Mayor Bünyamin Demir, also chatted awhile with the young people exercising at the facility.
After his inspection of Güngören Sports Complex, Minister Kasapoğlu inspected the renovation works in Tozkoporan Swimming Pool, which is under construction. The final situation of the facilities was discussed at the coordination meeting that was held later.
“We will further develop our sports infrastructure in cooperation with our local governments”
Making an evaluation after the inspection and meetings done, Minister Kasapoğlu stated that their goal with these facilities was to turn Turkey into a country of sports where every branch is practiced, and further said, “We have pretty much done that, but we will continue our efforts by every improving our facilities”.
Emphasizing that they would ensure the success in sports and its spread across the general public with the support from local governments, Minister Kasapoğlu said, “With this purpose in mind, we are building facilities in Güngören District. We will further develop our sports infrastructure in cooperation with our local governments. We are a society with a very young population. We need to bring all segments of our society together with sports. We have quite nice facilities do to this. As our municipalities and our ministry, we have the newest and most modern facilities in the world. I advise our young people and our public to make sports a part of their lives. Our facilities and gyms should not be empty”.
The Sports Complex has a gym, a swimming pool, training halls.
Güngören Sports Complex features a stadium for 2,342 people and a gymnasium with a capacity of 1,818 people suitable for basketball, volleyball and handball competitions, an 8-lane Olympic swimming pool with a capacity of 395, and multi-purpose training halls for karate, taekwondo, kick boxing, fitness, wrestling and squash. While the facility has separate cafeterias for athletes and spectators in the facility, it also has a 265-vehicle indoor parking lot.