A survey by European Commission asked the inhabitants of 109 European cities how satisfied they are with the sports facilities in their cities, such as sport fields and indoor sport halls. The population’s satisfaction rate with sports facilities in the EU’s capital cities ranges from 38 to 84 percent.
Among the cities surveyed in 2015, Munster in Germany and Oulu in Finland came on top with 85 percent of their inhabitants responding that they were very or rather satisfied with their city’s sports facilities. They were followed by three other EU cities where the satisfaction rate was 84 percent – Antwerp (Belgium), Luxembourg (Luxembourg) and Helsinki (Finland). Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, also scored 84 percent. The information is based on perception survey indicators produced by the European Commission.
At least 70 percent of inhabitants were very or rather satisfied with their city’s sports facilities in Luxembourg and Helsinki (both 84 percent), Amsterdam (76 percent), Prague and Dublin (both 75 percent) and Paris (71 percent).
In contrast, only 38 percent of inhabitants in Sofia found their city’s sports facilities good enough. Less than half of the population of Bratislava (43 percent), Bucharest, Valetta and Athens (all 44 percent) and Vilnius (46 percent) were satisfied with the sports facilities in their city.