Hippos2020 Areena, PES Arkkitehdit


An urban centre for exercise, sports and wellbeing

When completed, Hippos will be the no. 1 centre for exercise, sports (including elite sports), health, wellbeing and related events in the Nordic Countries. It will combine exercise research and technological product development into an entity of international importance. The estimated budget of the project is €160 million. Due to its year-round and almost 24/7 activities, Hippos is going to be the main attraction of Jyväskylä, both locally and internationally.

The modern and configurable sports facilities to be built at Hippos will double the size of the existing ones. In addition to the new multi-purpose arena with its business centre and several indoor sports facilities, the area will also feature a sports boulevard and an outdoor exercise park.

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Hippos2020 uuden suunnitelman havainnekuva tekstitetty


A leader in the promotion of sports, exercise, wellbeing, and health –the scene of global success stories

Why Hippos?

Our objective is to create an internationally recognized cluster of smart wellbeing that generates a new kind of growth and new potential for all of humanity. Our aim is to achieve significant research-based business via commercial projects in close cooperation with companies and multidisciplinary institutions of learning and research. The commercial facilities of the Areenakeskus business centre at the core of the site will include offices, laboratories, a grocery store, restaurants as well as various shopping and sports facilities. Sport and the other services offered will attract 3–5 million annual visits to Hippos.


Urban Development



Hippos is an urban centre for exercise, sports and wellbeing. Our objective is to create an internationally recognized cluster of smart wellbeing that generates a new kind of growth and new potential for all of humanity.

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Anne Sandelin, Director of Business Development and Employment