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Þróttur makes room for a national stadium but gets a large football field and sports hall

The football club Þróttur and the city of Reykjavík have reached an agreement on how to build facilities for the club in Laugardalur. According to this, Þróttarar will receive, among other things, two new artificial turf pitches and a new sports hall, but will give up areas that there have been ideas for using for the national hall and stadium. , says that agreements on this subject will be formally signed next week: “This is great news, not only for Þrótt but for the residents of Laugardalur who have been waiting for a long time for some solutions in facilities in the neighborhood.”

The agreement means that Þróttur will get two new artificial turf pitches where Valbjarnarvöllur is now, east of Laugardalsvöllur. Preparations for the construction of these fields should begin immediately and they will both be in full size, with heating and lighting, says Finnbogi.

In addition, Þróttarar will later have more of the freestyle sports area north of Valbjarnarvellir and World Class Laugar, a so-called throwing area, and thus a large area will be created for Þróttar with grass and artificial grass pitches.

When they get the throwing area, Þróttar will give up their large area by Suðurlandsbraut, southeast of Laugardalshöll. This should create space for a new national stadium in freestyle sports or a new national palace for indoor sports such as handball and basketball, as has been discussed. Athletes also give up a field at Álfheimar.

Finnbogi also says that next week work will begin on a zoning plan for a new sports hall to be built where there is now a car park by Þróttur and Ármann’s community center. The sports hall is to serve Þróttur, Árman and the schools in the neighborhood. Work on the zoning plan should be completed before December 1.

It will also be examined whether there is a realistic possibility of Laugardalshöll, which has come of age and is no longer legal for international games in major sports. , can become Þróttur’s social and sports hall following changes.

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