Universities, or European University Games (ESIs) that begin with 12. July and last until 25. July 2016. will cost the City of Zagreb 23.7 million kuna.

As the city services claim, 12 million kuna he went on to arrange the infrastructure that games can be held at all. More precisely, it is about 27 sports facilities which will be given to the association of the European University Games Zagreb - Rijeka 2016.

"The biggest investments were made at the Ballroom Bojan Stranić, Dubrava Sports Hall, Martinovka Hall and Dom Sportova Sports Hall," says Tea Akrap from the City Office for Education, Culture and Sport.

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additional a million kuna will be spent on equipment and props which will after all stay in the city. "The City of Zagreb has also provided adequate and specific equipment and props through the Sports Association of the City of Zagreb which will remain in the function of the alliance at the end of the Games"Added Akrap.

About 2000 volunteers and over 100 city staff

Also, among the costs came also 10 million kuna of financial support that you should spend on accommodation, nutrition and other needs of participants and volunteers. "The game is included around the 2000 volunteer, and the number of city employees directly involved exceeds the number of 100. Sports facilities managers, workers at facilities, city staff as members of the organization or board members, professional staff are involved. All City Offices have a certain contribution to the realization of this project. And there are other support staff without which the organization of the Games would not be possible as an employee of Zagreb Holding Ltd.; Zrinjevac, Čistoće, Zet ... "concluded the city official.

At all, 700 thousand was allocated to allow adequate security conditions. This does not include the costs of advertising and marketing of the whole event because, as they argue in the city, they are in charge of the organizers.

When the costs are viewed in percent, the City of Zagreb will spend the Games as much as the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (27.1% of all costs). Interestingly, the partner town of Rijeka will spend even three times less, around 8.3% of total costs. The remainder will be collected from participation of participants, sponsoring donations and sales of various materials and equipment.