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The Tüskecsarnok is a modern, spectacular and multi-faceted centre. It is situated in the sport yard near the InfoPark and the Lágymányosi Campus of ELTE. It can accommodate almost 20 disciplines, therefore it is one of the most modern sport complexes in the country, where guests compete, train and cheer on their favourites.
More information: tuskecsarnok.hu.

Introduction

The Tüskecsarnok is a modern, spectacular and multi-faceted centre. It is situated in the sport yard near the InfoPark and the Lágymányosi Campus of ELTE. It can accommodate almost 20 disciplines, therefore it is one of the most modern sport complexes in the country, where guests compete, train and cheer on their favourites.

More information: tuskecsarnok.hu.

Contact

Tüskecsarnok
address: 1117 Budapest, 7. Magyar tudósok körútja
phone: +36 1 255-2100 és 255-2101
fax: +36 1 255-2105
e-mail: 
tuskecsarnok@mnsk.hu

Directions

The facility is on the right-hand side of the river Danube, next to the InfoPark in the 11th district, close to the Petőfi bridge and the Rákóczi bridge.

By public transport: trams 4 and 6 have a stop nearby.

History

Originally, the construction of Tüskecsarnokot started in 1993 for the planned World’s fair in Budapest, but its investment was cut off. The government decided to finish the construction of the semi-finished facility in 2012.

Opinions

„Swimming and water polo so much need the pool nearby the Tüskecsarnok as one needs a piece of bread” – said Dénes Kemény, the president of the Hungarian Water Polo Association, three-time Olympic champion national coach.

„The sporting centre of Újbuda is not only for the benefit of the residents of the district and the students of the nearby universities, but it serves as a great source of joy for the capital and Hungary as a whole.” – said István Simicskó.

Competition sport

The capacity of the hall is 4000 people, and it is capable of hosting domestic and international sport events. The central arena has a changeable floor, therefore it is practically suitable to host the competitions of all indoor sports. The machines and cables for ice preparation are built-in, meaning that the Tüskecsarnok can host ice sports as well. Professional athletes can use four training halls and two gyms for preparation. Moreover, there is a diagnostic lab and there are 35 changing rooms in the facility. Underneath the Tüskecsarnok there is a two-floor garage, which can accommodate 435 cars

There is a swimming pool under construction next to the Tüskecsarnok. In the swimming facility there is a 50 m long competition pool with a tribune to accommodate 1000 people. There is a training pool as well and its depth can be changed. There is also a wellness section and there are some service rooms in the facility as well.

Leisure sport

The facility welcomes all those who would like to spend their free time with doing sports, being physically active. They can use the facility’s two squash courts, its gym, spinning machines and the fitness and wellness department. The Tüskecsarnok is the centre of university and college sport life of the capital city.

Events

The Tüskecsarnok hosts cultural events, such as concerts, exhibitions, conferences and corporate events as well.

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Did you know?

On the roof of the hall there are 84 pyramid-shaped thorns, which are 6 m tall. They are made of glass, therefore they let natural light come into the hall. This is where the facility’s name comes from, as Tüskecsarnok means Thorn Hall in Hungarian. The thorns get a special lighting at night, and its designers hope it to become one of the new attractions of Budapest.

The hall is the fifth largest indoor sport complex in Hungary, following the Papp László Budapest Sport Arena, the Főnix Hall in Debrecen and the arenas in Győr and Veszprém.

In the 2012-2013 ice hockey season the moveable ice rink in Tüskecsarnok was the home ground of the Canadian Hungarian Hockey Club.

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