Sport and Recreation Center 'Svetice' Zagreb, Croatia

The recreational and professional users of the public SRC ‘Svetice’ in Zagreb oppose its demolition to give way to a commercial sports center.


<div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Description</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld"></td><td class="columns">SRC ‘Svetice’ is a public sport and recreation center located in the urban area of the Croatian capital Zagreb. The SRC disposes with swimming pool, athletics, tennis and football fields. In 2013, the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) with support by the city mayor Milan Bandic announced the plan of building the national football team camp at the location of the SRC. The plan includes destruction of the old sport center and building of a small football stadium, including athletic track and swimming pool. The new sport center would not dispose with tennis courts, while its use by the citizens would be limited. The current users of the center, including citizens and tennis sport workers complained they would lose free recreation area and work place. They consider the case of SRC ‘Svetice’ yet another example of privatization of a public space without consultation with all groups of stakeholders and backed by the mayor Bandic. The opponents of the project organized petition which was signed by 1500 persons. In May 2014, the sport center was closed due to safety issue without previous public announcement. Mayor Bandic was arrested in October 2014 for financial and land fraud, and abuse of position and authority. In November 2014, HNS presented the design solution for sport center obtained in the public call and supported by the Association of Croatian Architects. The construction of the new center will start in 2015 and should last one year. As per May 2016, the swimming pool complex is finished, while construction work on the sports and recreation center is still to begin.</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Basic Data</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Name</td><td>Sport and Recreation Center 'Svetice' Zagreb, Croatia</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Country</td><td><a href="/country/croatia">Croatia</a></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Province</td><td>Zagreb Capital</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Site</td><td>Zagreb</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Accuracy of Location</td><td>HIGH local level</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Source of Conflict</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Type of Conflict (1st level)</td><td>Infrastructure and Built Environment</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Type of Conflict (2nd level)</td><td>Urban development conflicts</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Specific Commodities</td><td><a href='/commodity/land'>Land</a><br />Sport infrastructure</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Project Details and Actors</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Project Area (in hectares)</td><td>6</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Level of Investment (in USD)</td><td>27,000,000</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Type of Population</td><td>Urban</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Potential Affected Population</td><td>4,000 users directly affected</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Start Date</td><td>2013</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">End Date</td><td>2015</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Company Names or State Enterprises</td><td><a href='/company/hrvatski-nogometni-savez'>Hrvatski nogometni savez <small>(HNS)</small></a> from <a href='/country-of-company/croatia'><small>Croatia</small></a> - <small>Beneficiary of the project</small></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Relevant government actors</td><td>The City of Zagreb</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">International and Financial Institutions</td><td><a href='/institution/the-union-of-european-football-associations'>The Union of European Football Associations <small>(UEFA)</small></a> - <small>Investor in the project</small><br /><a href='/institution/federation-internationale-de-football-association'>Fédération Internationale de Football Association <small>(FIFA)</small></a> - <small>Investor in the projec</small></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Environmental justice organisations and other supporters</td><td>Local Citizens Initiatives ’’Ne damo ŠRC Svetice - ljudi ispred interesa i profita’’ and "Svetice za sve"; Political Party ‘Za Grad’ http://za-grad.com; Sports professionals (tennis player Goran Ivanisevic)</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">The Conflict and the Mobilization</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)</td><td>LOW (some local organising)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">When did the mobilization begin</td><td>PREVENTIVE resistance (precautionary phase)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Groups Mobilizing</td><td>Local government/political parties<br /> Neighbours/citizens/communities<br /> Recreational users<br /> Sports workers</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Forms of Mobilization</td><td>Development of alternative proposals<br /> Media based activism/alternative media<br /> Official complaint letters and petitions<br /> Public campaigns</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Impacts</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Environmental Impacts</td><td><strong>Potential: </strong>Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Health Impacts</td><td><strong>Potential: </strong>Mental problems including stress, depression and suicide</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Socio-economic Impacts</td><td><strong>Visible: </strong>Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors<br /><strong>Potential: </strong>Displacement, Increase in violence and crime, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Social problems (alcoholism, prostitution, etc..), Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Outcome</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Project Status</td><td>Under construction</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Pathways for conflict outcome / response</td><td>Corruption</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Development of Alternatives</td><td>The opponents of the projects proposed as an alternative to build the national football camp outside of Zagreb, as it was a practice in many other countries. </td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Do you consider this as a success?</td><td>No</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Why? Explain briefly.</td><td>The design solution of the new sport center was selected in the public call in November 2014. Although announced for 2015, the construction work on SRC "Svetice" will start after the opening of the new swimming pool in May 2016. </td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Sources and Materials</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Links</td><td><table><tr><td><p> Peticija protiv gradnje kampa nogometašima<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.vecernji.hr/zg-vijesti/peticija-protiv-gradnje-kampa-nogometasima-908460" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Svetice će dobiti atletsko-nogometni centar<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.soundset.hr/vijesti/zagreb-i-okolica/svetice-ce-dobiti-atletsko-nogometni-centar" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Predstavljeno rješenje za Svetice: "Kamp neće stajati niti kune Grad Zagreb"<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.index.hr/sport/clanak/predstavljeno-rjesenje-za-svetice-kamp-nece-stajati-niti-kune-grad-zagreb/785084.aspx" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> USKOK objavio za što tereti Milana Bandića<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://danas.net.hr/crna-kronika/uskok-objavio-za-sto-se-tereti-milan-bandic" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> HNS ne gradi kamp, to ne bi bilo rentabilno<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.vecernji.hr/nogomet/hns-ne-gradi-kamp-to-ne-bi-bilo-rentabilno-905697" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> 'Ne vidim nikakav problem u tome što ćemo na Sveticama graditi kamp'<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.vecernji.hr/zg-vijesti/ne-vidim-nikakv-probem-u-tome-sto-cemo-na-sveticama-graditi-kamp-913458" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> 'Slučaj Svetica nova je privatizacija javnog prostora'<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.vecernji.hr/zg-vijesti/slucaj-svetica-nova-je-privatizacija-javnog-prostora-913720" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Prosvjednici napali Šukera, on im odbrusio: 'Nisam ja kriv što svi igraju nogomet'<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://gol.dnevnik.hr/clanak/nogomet/reprezentacije/davor-suker-nisam-ja-kriv-sto-vise-ljudi-igra-nogomet-nego-tenis---317743.html" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Što se krije iza Šukerovih i Bandićevih blefova? Lebdi između redaka!<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://gol.dnevnik.hr/clanak/hnl/sto-se-krije-iza-sukerovih-i-bandicevih-blefova-oko-svetica---318225.html" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Skupština bez zaključka o Sveticama<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.vecernji.hr/zg-vijesti/slucaj-svetica-nova-je-privatizacija-javnog-prostora-913720" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Za pravi izgled kampa arhitekti će se pomučiti<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.vecernji.hr/zg-vijesti/za-pravi-izgled-kampa-arhitekti-ce-se-pomuciti-962125" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Slučaj "Svetice" u Skupštini<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.h-alter.org/vijesti/slucaj-svetice-u-skupstini" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> 'Ne vidim nikakv probem u tome što ćemo na Sveticama graditi kamp'<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.vecernji.hr/forum/tema/ne-vidim-nikakv-probem-u-tome-sto-cemo-na-sveticama-graditi-kamp-225305" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Svetice ŠRC<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.idemvan.hr/mjesto/svetice-src/1178/" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Uhićen zagrebački gradonačelnik Milan Bandić<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.slobodnaevropa.org/archive/news/latest/500/500.html?id=26645091" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Za što se sve tereti Milan Bandić?<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://hr.n1info.com/a5435/Video/Za-sto-se-sve-tereti-Milan-Bandic.html" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> SRC SVETICE SU NOVA VARŠAVSKA<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://pogledaj.to/drugestvari/src-svetice-su-nova-varsavska/" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> VELEBNI BAZEN U ZAGREBU: Kompleks Svetice – bazeni, saune, wellnes centar… – otvara vrata<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://totalinfo.hr/velebni-bazen-u-zagrebu-kompleks-svetice-bazeni-saune-wellnes-centar-otvara-vrata/" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Bandić: 'Najesen kreće izgradnja sportskog centra na Sveticama'<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.vijesti.rtl.hr/novosti/hrvatska/1635577/bandic-najesen-krece-izgradnja-sportskog-centra-na-sveticama/" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Bandić: Radovi na SRC Svetice počet će u ožujku 2016., kad otvorimo bazen<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.nacional.hr/bandic-radovi-na-src-svetice-pocet-ce-u-ozujku-2016-kad-otvorimo-bazen/" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> FOTOEKSKLUZIV: OVAKO ĆE IZGLEDATI NOGOMETNI KAMP HNS-a NA SVETICAMA Bandić se dogovorio s Kaptolom i projekt je krenuo<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.jutarnji.hr/vijesti/fotoekskluziv-ovako-ce-izgledati-nogometni-kamp-hns-a-na-sveticama-bandic-se-dogovorio-s-kaptolom-i-projekt-je-krenuo/391186/" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> VIDEO Dok Bandić obećava, a HNS čeka papirologiju, na Sveticama sport - pati<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://gol.dnevnik.hr/clanak/ostali_sportovi/video-dok-bandic-obecava-a-hns-ceka-papirologiju-na-sveticama-sport-pati---418312.html" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Media Links</td><td><table><tr><td><p> TV HRT 1 coverage from January 2014 (minute 39 to 43)<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.hrt.hr/enz/hrvatska-uzivo/231047/" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> Zagreb, 19.11.2014 - Predstavljanje rjesenja Hrvatskog atletsko-nogometnog centra Svetice<br/><a class="refanch small" href="http://www.cropix.hr/index.php?menuid=gallery_cropix&gid=63092" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr></table></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Other Documents</td><td><table><tr><td><p><strong>Protest of recreational users 1</strong> The users of the center obstructing the interview with Davor Šuker a famous Croatian ex-football player and president of HNS<br/><a class="refanch small" href="https://file.ejatlas.org/docs/2_protest.jpg" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Protest of recreational users 2</strong> The recreational users saw the opportunity to express their view on the project during the HNS's visit to the SRC 'Svetice'<br/><a class="refanch small" href="https://file.ejatlas.org/docs/rekreativci_protest.jpg" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Meta Information</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Contributor</td><td>Jovanka Spiric, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, vankajo(at)gmail.com</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Last update</td><td>14/05/2016</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div>
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