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Millenáris

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The Millenáris is a velodrome with superelevated turns located in the area of the Olympic Centre of Budapest. During the summer it is mainly used by cyclists and in winter by hockey teams.The institution was built at the end of the 19th century, and it is often referred to as the “cradle of Hungarian sport”. This is where the Hungarian national football team played its first international match.

Contact

address: 1146 Budapest, Szabó József utca 3.

phone: 00-36-1-471-4303

email: nemzeti@mnsk.hu

Institution manager: Levente Nagy-Pál

Directions

The Millenáris is located in district XIV, on the grounds of the Budapest Olympic Centre. It is accessible by car on Szabó József street from the direction of Thököly street.

The entrance is a few minute walk from the Thököly street or Stefánia street stations of the various BKV lines.

The track

The concrete track is 412 metres long; the superelevation of the turns is 36.6 degree. Just as the creators envisioned more than 110 years ago, there are track cycling trainings and races held in the Millenáris even in these days.

In winter time the middle section of the stadium functions as an ice rink. The season lasts from October to April. Mainly the trainings of the youth teams are held on the course, it is not suitable for competitions.

Amateur Sport, events

Only cyclists possessing a race license issued by the federation are allowed to use the velodrome. In winter non-professional hockey teams can rent the ice rink of the Millenáris.

In addition to sporting events, the Millenáris is also suitable to host conferences and corporate sports days. The Velodrome Oldtimer Show has become the main event of the Millenáris in the last couple of years.

Further information: or 00-36-1-471-4303.

Did you know?

  • Even though free tickets were distributed, only few hundred spectators saw the BTC vs Vienna Criquette football match on 31st October 1897 instead of the two thousand the organizers hoped for. The Hungarians were enthusiastic but eventually they lost to 2-0 against the Austrians who were more experienced and fielded legionnaires.
  •  The Millenáris is the perfect location to hold „stéher” races (motor-paced cycling). Alfréd Hajós and his colleague designed the superelevated curve of the track for 110-120 km/h speed.
  •  Árpád Filutás set the new world record for motor-paced cycling in 1992: he cycled 500 kilometres in 8.5 hours following a special motorcycle.