The Sport Center of the University of Groningen and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. This golden lustrum will be celebrated from 9 until 15 September 2017 under the motto "50 years on the move". In 1967 the Sport Center was one of the first 'inhabitants' of the "University complex De Paddepoel'(now Zernike Campus). Fifty years on, thousands of students and employees of the University of Groningen and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences find their way to the Sport Center during the week and the weekend. Manager Johan Poppinga: "The Sport Center holds an important position in the city of Groningen. We meet the sportive requirements of about 20.000 people."
A week full of activities
The programm celebrating the anniversary of the Sports Center has lots of interesting activities: the Ladies Volleybal Interland Netherlands – Germany (9 September), Studium Generale lectures on Johan Cruijff, on Usain Bolt and on Michael Jordan (13, 20 and 27 September), a spectacular dragon boat race (14 September) and finally, on Friday September the 15th the first Campus Trail.