Last year, as an example of Maribor’s good practice in preparations and hosting of various sports events, the 2nd largest Slovenian city wore the title of the European City of Sport 2018. Mr. Hugo Alonso, General Secretary of ACES Europe (the European Capitals and Cities of Sport Federation), emphasized that Maribor was an excellent example of a city providing sports opportunities to everybody, serving to boost health, integration, education, and respect.
Next to the rich natural scenery stretching from urban to rural surroundings and offering countless opportunities for hiking, biking, adrenaline, and other sports activities, the city offers all the necessary infrastructure and conditions for conducting sport competitions and training camps for athletes on a quality and cost-competitive level.
Maribor provides sports facilities for the implementation of diverse sports activities, accommodation facilities at lower and higher altitudes, UKC Maribor and the Medical Centre of Excellence of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, and fast and easy access between individual locations. Thus, the north-eastern Slovenian city stands as a must go for any organiser of sports meetings and events.