ZAGREB, April 15, 2019 – The town of Čakovec, about 100 kilometres north of Zagreb, will carry the title of “European City of Sport” in 2020 which is awarded by the ACES Europe non-profit association, Cakovec mayor Stjepan Kovač said earlier this week.
Kovač added that the award is recognition of the city’s hard work over the years in the field of sports but also motivation to introduce new activities in an effort to raise sports to a higher level.
Kovač said the track will soon be refurbished and artificial grass laid on a football field. He also announced plans to build outdoor swimming pools and new tennis grounds, saying that he believes Čakovec will justify its title of European City of Sports.
He added that the town’s candidacy for the award focused on it being a city of sports for all age groups and sexes, and said that special facilities exist for the disabled and particular attention is dedicated to children and youth.
He said that special events will be held throughout 2020 in the entire area of Čakovec and that in that regard a special task force has been established to plan an activities calendar.
Čakovec was given the Europe City of Sport award in the category for cities with 25,000 to 500,000 inhabitants.
Sisak is the only other Croatian town to have been awarded in that category and was awarded and European City of Sports 2019.
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