New sports complex under Gazprom for Children program opens in Samara
PR and Media Relations Service Gazprom Transgaz Samara
On December 24, the day the Olympic Torch arrived in the Samara Region, the opening ceremony of the Olymp sports complex took place in Samara.
The event was attended by Gazprom Transgaz Samara Director General Vladimir Subbotin, Samara Region’s Minister of Sports Dmitry Shlyakhtin as well as Gazprom's Spartakiada Games Organizing Committee Member and Chief Referee Vladimir Tortyshev.
The sports complex is built as part of the Gazprom for Children program. It is designed for team sports such as futsal, volleyball, basketball as well as body-building. The competition hall can accommodate 147 spectators and is wheelchair accessible. Also, there are two gyms, coaching staff’s rooms and changing rooms.
“I would rather call this sports facility a sports palace – the flooring and gyms are fantastic,” said Vladimir Tortyshev. “Now the kids have one more training ground.”
“As part of Gazprom for Children program, we have already built 10 facilities within the company’s operating area,” noted Gazprom Transgaz Samara Director General Vladimir Subbotin. “I think it is a great present for our city.”
Gazprom Transgaz Samara is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom focused on natural gas transmission through seven Russian regions: the Samara, Ulyanovsk, Orenburg (locally), Penza and Saratov Regions, the Republics of Mordovia and Tatarstan.
The company operates some 4.5 thousand kilometers of gas trunklines and gas branches. The company annually conveys about 85 billion cubic meters of natural gas.
Gazprom Transgaz Samara comprises 18 branches, 17 compressor rooms, 145 gas distribution stations and 10 CNG filling stations. Headquartered in Samara, the company employs nearly 5 thousand people.
The company’s environmental management system was certified for compliance with the ISO 14001:2004 standard.