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Further measures against coronavirus: Frankfurt closes sports facilities and swimming pools

17.03.2020 | 06:48 Clock | Service
Further measures against coronavirus: Frankfurt closes sports facilities and swimming pools

The Hesse state government's order to ban gatherings of more than 100 people has led the city of Frankfurt to decide to close sports facilities and swimming pools to the public as well. Even though sport is supposed to be beneficial to health, it currently poses a risk for the further spread of the coronavirus. Therefore, municipal sports rooms and facilities cannot continue to be operated and used as usual.

Affected are about 190 school gyms, as well as the Factory Sports Hall and the Winter Sports Hall are closed until further notice. The Sports halls of the Saalbau are also not usable, as the Saalbau houses have been closed. Gymnastics and sports clubs will be notified that no sports activities can take place there at this time. They will also be notified when sports operations are possible again.

The Preungesheim Sports Park and the Sport and Leisure Centre Frankfurt-Kalbach (athletics hall, multi-purpose hall and tennis hall) are also closed. This also applies to all municipal sports facilities (Stadion Brentanobad, Sportanlage Hahnstraße, Bockenheim, Dornbusch, Goldstein, Rebstock, Babenhäuser Landstraße. and Nieder-Eschbach), which are no longer available for training and games or for use by the public with immediate effect. Clubs that are in charge of municipal sports facilities are required to discontinue their sports and games operations. This also applies to clubs that also use the facilities. The clubs with their own halls and sports facilities are advised to follow this regulation as well.

The Fraport Arena will also be closed: All event organizers are being told that no events can be held there until further notice. The Bundesliga teams Fraport Skyliners and United Volleys, which are based there, have already suspended their match operations. And also the Eissporthalle is closed from Tuesday, March 17, until further notice.

The situation is currently developing very dynamically and is constantly monitored closely by those responsible. Our gymnastics and sports clubs as well as the public will be informed promptly about any changes, for example via

"I wish all my fellow citizens good health and the strength to deal with the restrictions that are now temporarily necessary in the most relaxed way possible. I encourage healthy sportsmen and sportswomen to use the freed-up time that cannot currently be devoted to their beloved sport to support others and to offer their help to those at risk and in need in their circle of acquaintances," says Sports Director Markus Frank.

Another measure to slow and contain the spread of the new coronavirus is the suspension of all bathing, sauna, course and fitness operations at all of Frankfurt's adventure and indoor pools from Tuesday, 17. March.

The following pools are affected by the closure: Rebstockbad, Titus Thermen, Panoramabad Bornheim, Riedbad Bergen-Enkheim, Hallenbad Höchst and Textorbad.

Information about the reopening of the facilities will be posted on the baths' website in due time.

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