on Saturday, 16 February, a new chapter was written in the lord of the Åby/Tjureda IF.
The small team from the society Aby with about 500 inhabitants a few kilometers outside Växjö took the step up in the league after just two seasons in allsvenskan.
the Club is well equipped to face the debut in the maximum series.
According to the Sports Business is an equity of six million in the bank accounts and five million in real estate.
It can be no other bandyklubb in the Sweden match.
And now should a hall be erected in the community.
Cost: 43 million.
never have been possible without the Växjö municipality provided a loan of eur 38,7 million.
– Åby/Tjureda, with its 1,200 members, its sporting prowess, its economy and, not least, the enormous commitment that exists in the locality have shown that they are thinking long term and have all the prerequisites to succeed with their venture, says Anna Tenje (M), municipal executive board chairman, in a press release.
Bandyhallen will be built where the current stadium is today. The surface becomes 80 times 120 metres with internal heights of 12 metres above the ice.
" We have had a good dialogue with the municipality and are grateful for all the support. We had hoped for an operating grant as well, but was rejected. We may try to withdraw the money themselves. In addition, we have an equity, " says the club's chairman Owe Svensson.
Owe Svenson has been the club's president in 53 years.
" I have been involved with the entire journey from that we played in division 4 to the elite league. We have gone from building konstisbana to a bandyhall. It has been a long and stimulating journey, " says Owe Svensson.
" It is a tremendous challenge will be to build a hall in the föreningsregi.
, has been the project leader and the driving force in the hallfrågan.
the 74-year-old has Åby/Tjureda as a club and live a few years ago, just five kilometres from the stadium.
the Hall means that not bandy die here. We had such problems in past winter and we had not gone up right away we had to play our matches in the qualifiers at home, " says Curt Einarsson.
Bandyhallen will have an audience capacity of over 2,000 spectators, and will be the 14th in Sweden and will also be ready to elitseriepremiären.
– It will be the fastest hallbygget conducted in Sweden so far, " says Curt Einarsson.
changed radically. In the future won't have the team train indoor in Vetlanda.
– Now we increase the availability of the ice by 60%. We can hold on for longer and rinse up in the past. We also use the availability to train during perfect conditions, " says Curt Einarsson.
According to Einarsson, the loan from the municipality be paid in 30 years.
– There will be approximately 1.5 million per year with interest and principal payments, " says Curt Einarsson.
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