City to open 18 school stadiums for public use
Starting next Monday, 14 June, and lasting until the end of August, 18 school stadiums will be open to the public in Tallinn for sports.Deputy Mayor Andrei Kante, curator for the capital’s education sector, recognised the schools that have been getting better and better with the opening of stadiums year after year. “The 2021 pilot project was received very well by residents during the two previous years. Townspeople are interested in sporting opportunities and the schools’ sports grounds have been used prudently,” said Kante.
The stadiums are open from 14 June to 31 August, every day from 8-21, except on national holidays or if they’ve been rented out.
Deputy Mayor Tiit Terik, who is responsible for city property, said that existing infrastructure shouldn’t just stand idle. “Children and young people in every district should have access to free sporting opportunities that are close to home during the summer season when school is out,” said Terik. “During the upcoming summer, 18 schools will be opening their sports grounds to the public, which is slightly more than last year. Every district has at least one open sports ground located near a school. We are working to open more such school stadiums."
During the summer, the following school stadiums or sports grounds are open to the public: Tallinna Kunstigümnaasium, Pelgulinna Gümnaasium, Ehte Humanitaargümnaasium basketball court, Tallinna 32. Keskkool, Tallinna Mahtra Põhikool, Tallinna Läänemere Gümnaasium, Tallinna Linnamäe Vene Lütseum, Lasnamäe Gümnaasium, Haabersti Vene Gümnaasium, Tallinna Mustjõe Gümnaasium, Tallinna Järveotsa Gümnaasium, Tallinna Südalinna Kool, Tallinna Humanitaargümnaasium, Tallinna Lilleküla Gümnaasium, Pirita Majandusgümnaasium, Tallinna Rahumäe Põhikool, Gustav Adolfi Gümnaasium basketball court (on Vana-Kalamaja Street) and Hiiu Kool. More detailed information about stadium opening hours can be found on the stadium gate.
In addition to school stadiums, many outdoor sports grounds managed by the city are also open to the public for free. Pirita Sports Centre volleyball courts and basketball court; Pirita Velodrome football field; Lasnamäe Sporting Games Saja basketball court, beach volleyball court and outdoor gym; Kristiine Sports House outdoor ball court; Nõmme Sports Centre outdoor basketball court; Sõle Sports Centre football, minifootball and basketball courts.
For more information regarding the locations of school stadiums open for public use during the summer please visit the home page at www.tallinn.ee/koolistaadionid.