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Zurich - Sportanlage

Not sure if this belongs more on the sports board, but I will just ask it here. I was going for a walk tonight along the Sihl river with my wife and we walked by a track next to a large building. I actually ran at the track the night before and had just assumed that the building was a school. Tonight I saw it from the other side and realized that it didn't appear to be a school. I ended up walking up to the building and as the door was open, I walked in to explore. I asked some guy inside what the place was but he said he only spoke Deutsch and everything in the building was in Deutsch as well. No one else was really in the building as it was late so I could not tell what the rooms were other than a couple of locker rooms.

I did a google search when I got home and realized it was a Sportanlage - which I assume is like a sports recreation facility. I tried to read more online but wasn't finding a lot in English nor a lot that translated well. Is anyone familiar with these Sportanlages? It sounds like the city runs many of these and therefore it is a free facility? I thought the track was really nice and although I don't know exactly what is in the facility, it seemed like a pretty nice perk if all is free. Thanks.
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Re: Zurich - Sportanlage

you may have been at the Sihlhölzli, which sits along the river in the city. the pitch there is brutal because of the discus and hammer throwing that goes on and leaves massive holes, but the track is quite nice and the indoor facility has the only true full-court hoop court I've played on in the area (most of the turnhalle courts are 3/4). generally speaking, the outdoor facilities can be used for free when open - the indoor facilities are free to local clubs and can be rented for a "small" hourly fee by others (usually ca. 40 CHF an hour).

the sports facilities in and around the city are ridiculously nice, very well-kept, and often not particularly crowded.
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I did a google search when I got home and realized it was a Sportanlage - which I assume is like a sports recreation facility. I tried to read more online but wasn't finding a lot in English nor a lot that translated well. Is anyone familiar with these Sportanlages? It sounds like the city runs many of these and therefore it is a free facility? I thought the track was really nice and although I don't know exactly what is in the facility, it seemed like a pretty nice perk if all is free. Thanks.
You are right as to what a "Sportanlage" is.

Here is the webpage from the Stadt Zürich (City of Zurich) listing all their "Sportlagen". German only I'm afraid. However, as you're based in Zurich, one or more of them should be near to or within easy commuting distance for you. Call some of these as someone is bound to speak English and who can give you more details.

Not sure about the freeness factor of these sports facilities, however. Remember, this is Switzerland where virtually EVERYTHING costs and nothing to very little is for free, but I'd be very happy - no delirious - to be proved wrong on that as regards these.

Good luck!
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Not sure if this belongs more on the sports board, but I will just ask it here. I was going for a walk tonight along the Sihl river with my wife and we walked by a track next to a large building. I actually ran at the track the night before and had just assumed that the building was a school. Tonight I saw it from the other side and realized that it didn't appear to be a school. I ended up walking up to the building and as the door was open, I walked in to explore. I asked some guy inside what the place was but he said he only spoke Deutsch and everything in the building was in Deutsch as well. No one else was really in the building as it was late so I could not tell what the rooms were other than a couple of locker rooms.

I did a google search when I got home and realized it was a Sportanlage - which I assume is like a sports recreation facility. I tried to read more online but wasn't finding a lot in English nor a lot that translated well. Is anyone familiar with these Sportanlages? It sounds like the city runs many of these and therefore it is a free facility? I thought the track was really nice and although I don't know exactly what is in the facility, it seemed like a pretty nice perk if all is free. Thanks.
the thread belongs to the ARMED FORCES section as the Sihlhölzli is the place where young men aged 19(20/21 are called to for being tested for military service ! The Colonel-in-charge will decide about the ways in which you will serve. The mood of most is rather sombre. To me, it was comforting to make the experience that there are militarycommanders with humour and lots of real personal understanding who find almost the exact place for you. A colonel I still remember who could have lectured many travel agents employees about how to do a job

Nevertheless, whenever I see the place, it to me is the armed forces, but not "recreation"
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