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Hungary's “pride and joy” are the Danube Arena and the Dagály project because no facilities like these existed when it launched its bid to host the games. They will be used again for the 2024 FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships
Hungary’s biggest ever sports event, the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships commenced last Friday with a breathtaking opening ceremony. The 3 thousand square meter floating stage near the Pest side of the famous Chain Bridge welcomed world-class musicians, artists and dancers who took the audience on a cultural-historical journey into Hungary’s deep connection to the Danube, water and aquatic sports.
The official opening ceremony of the Danube Arena took place on Saturday, May 27th, ready for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships which will be held in Budapest and Balatonfüred in western Hungary from July 14th to 30th
The arena houses two Olympic worthy swimming pools, diving pool and a short course training pool. There are 5,000 seats, and 8,000 additional pop-up seats have been designed especially for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships