Photo 1: Athletic and football stadium Žalec.
Sport infrastructure: • Athletic stadium. • Football playground with natural grass. • Outdoor sport playgrounds. • Tennis courts. • Beach volley playground. • In-line hockey playground. • Russian skittles alley. • Boules alley. • Playgrounds for children. Sport facilities and areas managed by public institution encompass 18.280 m2. Their estimated value of sport and cultural facilities is 2,4 millions euros. Every year over 21.400 visitors visit these sport facilities.
Sport infrastructure management: Public institution Zavod za kulturo, šport in turizem Žalec. Address: Aškerčeva 9a, 3310 Žalec. Phone: +386 3 71 21 250. Fax: +386 3 71 21 262. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.zkst-zalec.si. Business manager is Tanja Razboršek-Rehar. Program manager is Uroš Vidmajer. Public institution has 12 fulltime and 4 part-time employees for managing and maintaining cultural and sport facilities. For organization of big events it engages additional co-workers. The institution manages and maintains public sport and leisure infrastructure, execute yearly sport program of the Municipality and organize sport recreational events and compeetitions. The organizers are well known for the unique sport project »Spread the wings«. Public institution, together with the Municipality, provides 50.000 euros for the programs, management and maintenance of the sport and leisure infrastructure per year.
Athletic and football stadium has surface of 13.000 m2. Sport facility encompasses athletic stadium, football playground and stands with auxiliary facilities. Athletic stadium has 6 standard 400m running tracks, surface jumping areas and apparatuses for high jump, long jump and triple jump, throwing circle and landing sector for shot put, javelin, discus and hammer. Programs include school sport education, sport practice and competitions in athletics. Football playground has dimensions 100 x 68 m. Playground is designed for sport practice and competitions in football. Stands in the stadium have 500 seats. Stadium hosts 14.100 visitors per year.
Outdoor sport playground encompass two basketball and handball playgrounds. Playgrounds have are covered with asphalt. Total surface is 1.650 m2. Playgrounds are used for school sport education, sport practice and competitions in basketball, handball, football and recreational sport. 2.800 sportsmen and recreational sportsmen use the facilities per year.
Tennis center is central facility in the Municipality for sport practice and competitions in tennis. It has seven (7) outdoor courses, which surface an area of 1.750 m2. Each year 2.400 tennis players use the courts.
Boules alley has four tracks. It surfaces 500 m2. The boules alley is used for sport practice and competitions in boules and recreation. 500 players use the facility per year.
In-line hockey playground measures 800 m2. It is used for competitions in in-line hockey, football, roller skating courses and practice of roller-skating. 500 in-line hockey players use the playground per year.
Beach volley playgrounds (2) are popular sport facilities for recreational beach volley. The surface an area of 550 m2. 500 beach volley players use the playground per year.
Photo 2: Tennis center Žalec. Photo 3: Running tracks at the athletic stadium. Photo 4: Playground for small football. Photo 5: Sport center Žalec.