Press Release 081/2018

Opening of the New Outdoor Sports Facilities of KIT

Modernized Tennis Courts and Other Sports Facilities – Opening Ceremony in the Presence of Mayor Martin Lenz
The new sports facilities of the Institute of Sports and Sports Science. (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)
The new sports facilities of the Institute of Sports and Sports Science. (Photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)

With the support of the city of Karlsruhe, five new tennis courts, a shot put area, a multi-purpose open-air sports hall, and an artificial pitch were built on the grounds of the Institute of Sports and Sports Science (IfSS) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The new outdoor sports facilities replace the old tennis courts and sports grounds transferred to the Karlsruhe Sports Club for future use. The opening ceremony of the new facilities in the presence of Mayor Martin Lenz and the Head of IfSS, Professor Alexander Woll, will take place on Thursday, July 12, 2018, 5 p.m. at IfSS on Campus South of KIT (building 40.40, Engler-Bunte-Ring 15).


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