In 2003 in Chelyabinsk was open a giant sport complex, that was named after Olympic high jump champion Helena Elesina.
Training arena has eight tracks - 100 m each, pit for long jumps, sector for high-jumps and pole vault. 80 people can train in the arena in the same time. There are also a modern stadium and the warm-up track. Trainings are holding at the stadium from 8 am to 10 pm all year round, not only for athletes but for everyone.
The complex is equipped with all necessary electronics for the competition of any level, systems and photo-video finish, electronic scoreboards, range finders and wind speed measurings. The western and southern parts op the podium can contain more than four thousand spectators.
The main mission of the complex is a year-round trainings. But the complex has already become a popular venue for city events, every year there are dozen of them here.
1. Today more than 10 thousand people engaged in athletics in Chelyabinsk region, there are 30 sports schools.
2. About 200 coaches train Chelyabinsk Region athletes, seven of them are honored.
3. Trainings at Helen Elesina Complex holding from 8 am to 10 pm all year round.
4. Not only athletes can train at the stadium, but everyone.
Address: Lenina prospect 84 (Complex is situated not far from the South Urals State University (SUSU), right from the Kurchatov monument.
HOW TO GET THERE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Buses: 4, 11, 15, 81,
Trolleys: 1, 7, 8, 10, 13, 19, 22,
Route taxis: 3, 4, 4A, 5, 6, 7, 8, 18, 27, 33, 44, 54, 59, 61, 68А, 70, 76, 80, 83, 86, 99.