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Humo Arena has no analogues in Central Asia

More than five thousand builders, over two hundred of various machines units, cranes and other equipment were involved in the construction of the Humo Arena multifunctional complex in Tashkent. This was reported at a press conference for journalists, famous athletes, famous cultural and art figures, , the leaders of the Ministry of Physical Education and Sports, the National Olympic Committee, ENTER Engineering Pte Ltd and Oberhoffer Stalbau, as well as the National Association of Electronic Media of Uzbekistan on the eve of the grand opening of a unique sports facility, which has no analogues in Central Asia.

Humo Arena construction was initiated by the President of the Republic and began last February. This is a modern high-tech glass and metal building. Smart and green energy-saving, efficient technologies were applied when projecting and building it. As the authors have mentioned during the briefing, Humo Arena combines avant-garde architectural solutions and traditions of national architecture. The design resembles the Uzbek symbol of love, happiness and freedom - the Humo bird. Walking paths on the territory of the complex are built in the form of flapping wings.

On nine hectares, a multifunctional ice arena has been erected, where 12.5 thousand viewers will be able to watch the hockey battles, figure skating competitions, short track, curling. Here is a training rink, which also provides for mass skating.

Arenas are compiled with the Olympic standards, as well as the KHL and NHL. In addition to the sports museum, gyms, a fitness center, a restaurant, a specialized sporting goods store, on the basis of which production of equipment, equipment and clothing will be opened, an indoor playground and five-level car parking will function.

   “Humo Arena will be the main base not only for winter sports teams, - said Shohruhmirzo Satarov, executive director of ENTER Engineering Pte Ltd. - The main complex is designed in a way that, with a certain rearrangement, ice skating rinks can become grounds for basketball, volleyball, handball, futsal. Here you can organize international tournaments in martial arts - boxing, taekwondo, wrestling, karate, judo, kurash, fencing”.

It can be as well transformed into a concert podium with a stage 40 meters long, 8.5 meters wide and four meters high has already been mounted, the curtain over which will rise at the opening ceremony of the complex.

A grand music show program is planned for the opening ceremony.

 “I would not like, of course, to reveal all the secrets, - mentions the gala performance manager Madina Tursunova. – However, I can say that light, laser and sound effects, vertical and horizontal projection, colorful decorations, 3D animations will be involved. Pop stars - Phillip Kirkorov, Nikolay Baskov will arrive, Uzbekistan celebrities will perform, the viewers will see fragments of The Nutcracker ice show "", staged by Russian Olympic Champion Tatyana Navka”.

Opening of the Humo arena complex is scheduled for March 15.

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