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May 31, 2017

Danube Arena: FINA says even the Olympics are rarely held in such an impressive facility

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

Following the LEN Champions League final at the Danube Arena and an onsite inspection, the International Swimming Federation FINA has said it is "fully satisfied" with Hungary’s preparations for hosting the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.

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 head of the FINA administration expressed satisfaction at a recent onsite inspection, and said the newly completed arena made a successful debut by hosting its first event, the men’s water polo Champions’ League Final Six tournament last weekend.

FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu said that even the Olympics are rarely held in such an impressive facility. During the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, Budapest will also host a FINA congress and a grand gala dinner to be held with over a thousand guests at the Hungarian State Opera House on July 22.