On the 28th of March 2017 the solemn ceremony of laying a "time capsule" which symbolises the start of construction of the first family sports complex took place in the city of Masis.
The president of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, Masis Mayor David Hambardzumyan, founder of the charitable organization Adibekyan Family Foundation for Advancement Gagik Adibekyan, as well as champions of the Greco-Roman wrestling Arthur Alexanyan and Armen Nazaryan took part in the celebrations.
The family sports complex will include two outdoor sports grounds - for mini-football and basketball, a playground for children, a zone for outdoor activities equipped with fitness machines.The investment in the project will be about $ 2 million.
The sports complex is designed taking into account the principles of universal design and accessible environment and is equipped with all necessities for its use by people with disabilities. People with disabilities will be able to exercise on special training equipment. The territory of the complex will be landscaped, there will be a green alley for walks.
The project will be implemented in two stages: in September 2017, the opening of sports grounds will take place, in June 2018, the construction of the main building will be completed.
In his welcoming speech, Mayor of the city of Masis David Hambardzumyan stated: "The creation of a new modern sports complex is another step towards improving the quality of life in our city. We gladly support the initiatives that are focused on children and young people of Masis. The new sport complex will make their life more interesting, and also will promote the healthy lifestyle“.
Founder of the charitable organization Adibekyan Family Foundation for Advancement Gagik Adibekyan, in his speech during the ceremony of laying the "time capsule" on the site of construction, noted: “Today we are pleased to announce the start of construction of the first family sports complex in Masis. Our goal is not just to build a sports complex, but to create a full-fledged platform that will unite the people of different age groups of Masis. We want this space to become the main meeting place in the city where people would walk, would be engaged in sports, could talk and discuss new initiatives that will make the life in Masis better and happier”.