Gloria Sport Arena

September 2015

All-inclusive holidaymakers usually associate the little resort of Belek on the Turkish Riviera with relaxed games of golf, tasty buffet spreads and sun loungers. Guests staying at the Gloria Sports Arena sports hotel also end up in a sweat during their stay in Turkey – not because of the southern European climate, but mainly due to the packed programme of sport. These guests are not typical package tourists: they are ambitious professional and amateur athletes and include full squads at training camps. Having opened in January 2015, the sports resort covers an area of eleven hectares and provides superb training and competing conditions for over 50 Olympic and non-Olympic disciplines. All the indoor and outdoor sports areas and equipment meet international standards and are on a par with those used at official Olympic bases. The high professional standards are also reflected in the choice of sports surfaces, which are designed to cater for the respective sports: there is a circular track, warm-up area, downhill track and 100 m indoor sprint track covered in the Polytan M synthetic surface from Polytan. The Poligras Mega CoolPlus was an appropriate choice for the hockey pitch, given that more than half of all league hockey teams in Germany play their matches on this professional synthetic turf system from Polytan.

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