“Helsingin liikuntapaikkoja ja -rakennuksia, Idrottsplatser och -byggnader i Helsingfors, Sports Sites and Buildings in Helsinki 1998–2005” is a nice catalogue of old and new sports facilities in the Helsinki Area. The book, published by the Sports Department of the City of Helsinki, presents 54 sports venues – both small and big, both renovations and completely new facilities around town. The focus is in new sports facilities that have been built in the late-1990s and early 2000s.
The book also contains a nice introduction to the history of Helsinki as a sports city and the role of the Sports Department of the City of Helsinki in promoting sports and recreational activities in their policy. The projects are presented with historical and up-to-date photographs and diagrammatic plans and projections. There is also a complete list with address and designer information as well as a map which shows the locations of each sports venue presented.