Viennas Jewish sports club Hakoah, founded in 1909, is to get a new centre on the Vienna Prater near the Ernst Happel stadium. Construction of the centre, which will include a swimming pool, is due to begin this summer and the work should take two years to complete. The original Hakoah sports fields were confiscated in the 1930s during the Third Reich and the club was banned. After the second world war the club was re-founded but the premises were not returned until 2001. The new S.C. Hakoah sports centre will be built on the grounds of the clubs original sports fields and will incorporate the Maimonides Centre for senior citizens.

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