European Short Course Championships receives the Depeche in Denmark
The LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Denmark will be staged in a state of the art modern multi-flexible arena in temporary pools. The day before constructing the swimming set-up, the English pop group, Depeche Mode gives a concert in the very same arena and will pass on the Depeche to the event right after.
DepecheMode will give a spectacular concert in the Danish multi-flexible arena, JyskeBank BOXEN in Herning, on the 29th of November. But it ain't over till the fatlady sings: Right after the depeche will be passed on to the organisers of theLEN Short Course Swimming Championships 2013.
With a seating capacity up to 15,000, Jyske Bank BOXEN is Denmark’s first indoor multi-flexible venue of its kind. The arena is designed for a wide variety of various events and also contains a number ofservice and VIP facilities, which enables it to house national andinternational experiences with focus on sport, concerts and shows.
Jyske Bank BOXEN was built in a close cooperation with Danish and international sports associations – ie. the Danish Swimming Federation – in order to ensure top modern and future-proof facilities. MCH owns the arena and is in charge of the operation of the arena.
Two special designed temporary pools will be installed in this arena and filled with no less than 2,4 million litres of water and the pool deck will be raised two meters above ground level.
Since the arena opened three years ago with a Lady Gaga concert more than 750,000 spectators have been seated for concerts and great international sporting events in the arena. But never before has the multi-flexible arena been transformed into a venue for swimming.
It will take two full weeks to make this transformation – filling the pools with water alone will take 24 hours.
Thetemporary pools will be installed by the Italian company Myrtha Pools incollaboration with the Danish company Nordic and staff from the Jyske BankBOXEN. Myrtha Pools are specialists within temporary pools for world classswimming and they have assisted in delivering pools for the world championshipsearlier this year in Barcelona and in Istanbul and for the Olympics in Londonin 2012.
2013 LENEuropean Short Course Swimming Championships will be staged from 12th-15th ofDecember 2013.
673swimmers from 42 nations have been entered by number, and on the 2nd ofDecember the final registration by name will take place.
The Danish Team consists of 29 swimmers – the largest team ever for a senior championship.
Thechampionships are organized by The Danish Swimming Federation. Sport EventDenmark and The City of Herning partner the event.
For more onthe event: www.herning2013.com
For tickets: www.billetnet.dk