Vienna The ÖVP presents a catalog of measures for the revaluation of sport in Vienna

Although sport has a positive effect on health, society and the economy, it is still underestimated in Vienna, according to the Vienna ÖVP. According to the Popular Party, there are not enough opportunities to play sports in Vienna; In addition, sports clubs often have bureaucratic difficulties. On Wednesday, at a press conference, the ÖVP non-executive city councilor, Markus Wölbitsch, presented some ideas on how Vienna should become "Sportstadt Nummer eins".

For example, Wölbitsch asked for some thoughts on the possible reuse of the Stadthalle for mass sports. He also wanted to build new multipurpose halls for ball sports, athletics and gymnastics. In addition, a new swimming center must be built, which must have the capacity to allow all clubs to train. For a better offer, there must also be a sports site concept that precisely regulates the construction of new sports facilities, including umbrella and professional associations and associations.

Wölbitsch also called for a better sports offer for children and introduced in this context the introduction of a good for sport. With this, every child of the third grade of elementary school can try for free for a year in a Viennese sports club. The costs must be shared between the city and the umbrella organizations.

Also in terms of sports promotion in the city, there is still room for improvement, said Wölbitsch. Currently, this represents 0.3% of the total budget of the city of Vienna and must be "substantially increased". At the same time, the "sport groschen" must fall, asked Wölbitsch. The city currently collects ten percent of registration fees for sports events. On the one hand, this would impose financial constraints on small sports clubs, but would yield little revenue to the city of Vienna.

Additional information: ÖVP Wien-Rathausklub: Tel .: 01 / 4000-81905 (closing) sep

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