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Karpol Volleyball Academy opens in Ekaterinburg

The first sports facility built as part of preparations for the World University Games has opened in Ekaterinburg on April 22.

It is the Nikolay Karpol Volleyball Academy. The sports complex will become one of the training centers for the "Uralochka" volleyball club and in 2023 will be used for training and competitions at the FISU World University Games.

Nikolay Karpol, the most decorated Russian volleyball coach, who gave his name to the academy, and Evgeny Kuyvashev, Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region, took part in the grand opening ceremony.

This is a momentous event for the city, the Sverdlovsk Region, and Russia. Volleyball is one of the most popular sports here. I wish that the new field brings more joyous victories, - said the governor.

The sports complex includes a sports hall with stands for 410 seats and a gym. In addition, there is a cafeteria, a medical and rehabilitation facility, classrooms, and a dormitory for up to 70 people. The total area of the complex is over 9 thousand square meters.

During his meeting with the President of the Volleyball Federation of Russia in 2013, Governor Evgeny Kuyvashev has said that a new location for the academy would be found. And here we are. I would like to extend my thanks to the people who have constructed this wonderful building, - said Nikolay Karpol.