RIGA - The Education and Science Ministry has prepared a re-organization plan for four national sporting bases, which will all be merged into the newly established Latvian National Sports Center, the ministry informed LETA.
In the opinion of the Ministry, the new model will allow to better organize the management of Latvian sports bases, developing them into a new capacity. Both professional and amateur sports participants, as well as spectators, will benefit from the new model.
The Education and Science Ministry oversees four sports bases - Mezaparks Sports Center, Lielupe Teniss Center, the Sigulda Bobsleigh and Luge Track, as well as the Daugava Stadium.
The Ministry believes that the current structure was out of date and inefficient - administrative functions overlapped, there was no unified development strategy.
As explained by the Ministry, the centralized management model of national sports facilities has several advantages - a unified financial management, legal support and procurement function, as well as a unified information technology (IT) management system. Resources will also be used more efficiently, costs will be optimized. In order to attract large-scale clients and partners, it is planned to create joint marketing activities - there will be an opportunity to create new services by combining the opportunities offered by separate structural units.
The aim of the newly established National Sports Center will be the management and development of these four national sports bases.