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SBD Global/February 1, 2013/Events and Attractions

Plans For Indoor Ski Jumping Event Are Specific, Event To Take Place In October

Plans for an indoor ski jumping world cup event at the football stadium in Warsaw, Poland are becoming "more and more specific," according to SKI SPRINGEN. Int'l Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping Race Dir Walter Hofer said it is "realistic that a competition will take place this year." At the beginning of October "plans for an indoor ski jumping event were made public for the first time, and now the event seems to be virtually certain." The indoor world cup event is expected to take place in October at the Warsaw football stadium. Polish sports newspaper "Przeglad Sportowy" reported that "the technical details have been resolved by now." Hofer said, "An HS-90 hill will fit perfectly in the stadium. It is realistic that a competition will take place this year." The construction costs for such a hill are expected to be around 3 million zloty ($969,000). The stadium has a capacity of about 60,000. Wojciech Ziemski, who is in charge of the event's marketing, said, "This is a unique project. We already have a finished blueprint for a HS-90 hill. We couldn't use an existing hill as a reference because a freestanding object with a tower and a common room for athletes doesn't exist at the moment." The event is scheduled to take place at the end of October. It would be a special opening event to the '13-14 Olympic season (SKI SPRINGEN, 1/30).
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