Vladivostok, September 3, 2021 – Gazprombank and the Strategy for the Future Foundation signed a cooperation agreement on the implementation of a project involving the construction of a Martial Arts Center in Vladivostok. The document was signed at the Eastern Economic Forum by Alexey Chichkanov, First Vice President of Gazprombank; Konstantin Shestakov, Mayor of the City of Vladivostok; and Stanislav Neverov, President of the Strategy for the Future Foundation.
The project for the Center’s creation will encompass a wrestling arena serving the members of such martial arts federations as judo, aikido, wushu, kyokushin karate, Thai boxing, sambo and many others, two tournament halls, modern gyms for individual disciplines, a pool, a health & wellness center and sports massage rooms. The arena will be fronted by a Japanese-style leisure park.
Planned investments in the project amount to RUB 2.3 bln, and its implementation timeframe is 2021–2023. The parties plan to evaluate the prospects for implementing the project within the scope of the Far Eastern Concession mechanism.
“Gazprombank boasts a wealth of experience and expertise in the implementation of socially-important projects on PPP principles in the Russian regions, including in the sports sphere. I’m confident that our participation in the implementation of this project will facilitate the creation and efficient operation of modern sports infrastructure that will serve to promote the health of the region’s residents and the comprehensive development of physical education and sport in Primorye Territory,” noted Alexey Chichkanov, First Vice President of Gazprombank.
“As of today, there are no large sports facilities in the microdistrict of Snowy Valley. Consequently, first and foremost, the Martial Arts Center will bolster the sports infrastructure of Vladivostok. Moreover, it will be open to anyone interested – not just to those who’ve decided to plunge into the world of martial arts. Moving forward, the center will become a key venue for hosting international competitions in Vladivostok and a site for the training of athletes from across Russia in preparation for upcoming tournaments in the Asia-Pacific Region (APR). I’m sure that this sports center will be popular among the city’s residents,” commented Konstantin Shestakov, Mayor of the City of Vladivostok.
“The martial arts are a profoundly-philosophical tradition based on the goal of achieving harmony between body and mind. We think it’s important to contribute not only to the development of the regional economy, but to the advancement of society as a whole. I’m certain that this modern Martial Arts Center will become an important part of the city’s social infrastructure,” stressed Stanislav Neverov, President of the Strategy for the Future Foundation.