“Yonex Latvia International” choose Jelgava city

Mareks Gruškevics (President of Latvian badminton federation), Andris Rāviņš (Mayor of Jelgava city), Ilgvars Strazdiņš (“Yonex” distributer for Latvia and Lithuania)

Jelgava city

Jelgava, also referred to as Mītava or Mitau
Population: 60 000
Territory: 60,32 km2
Elevation: 2,5 – 4,5 m above the sea level
Climate: Warm summer and spring, relatively mild autumn, cold winter. First frosts are observed at the beginning of October; first snowfalls happen in December; snow melts by the end of March.
Ethnic composition: 58,9% Latvians, 26,9% Russians, 5,6% Belarusians, 2,5% Ukrainians, 1,9% Poles, 1,4% Lithuanians, 0,8% Romanies, 2% other (2015)
Situated just 42 km away from Riga.
Hub of six main motorways and five railway lines.
Notable industrial, administrative, educational and culture centre.

Jelgava – a wonderful city

  • Jelgava is the fourth largest city in Latvia after Riga, Daugavpils, Liepaja.
  • Jelgava is a city of students – 10% of the city’s population are students of LLU.
  • Historical potential – the majority of former Latvian presidents come from Jelgava.
  • Jelgava Palace is located here, which was designed by B.Rastrelli around the same time with Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.


Jelgava city sport hall

Jelgava city sport hall are operated by Sport service centre – the municipal establishment that is responsible for organising sports events and competitions, co-ordinating activities of sports establishments, sports clubs and associations in the city, as well as management of municipal sports centres and the attraction of investment for their development and expansion.

Adress: Mātera 44a, Jelgava, Latvia
Size of hall: 56m x 36m
Height: 11m
Spectators: 600