MOSCOW, March 23 - RAPSI. The Moscow Commercial Court has held for the Luzhniki Olympic Complex in its $133k lawsuit against a football academy.
The sport facilities complex located in Moscow sought to recover 3.9 million rubles ($133k) in debt from the Rinat Dasaev International Academy of Football and Goalkeeper Art for renting football pitches.
The court satisfied the claim almost in full, except for the penalty, which was decreased to 121,000 rubles ($4,100) from 189,000 rubles ($6,460).
The lawsuit is grounded on five contracts signed between Luzhniki and the academy for the lease of football pitches and a gym for 2010 and 2011. The academy also rented an office, a warehouse and a room for trainers.
The defendant did not attend the hearing.
The Rinat Dasaev International Academy of Football and Goalkeeper Art was founded in 2003. It comprises 10 football teams where children of different ages can train for free thanks to sponsors support. The academy holds trainings and home games on Luzhnikis pitches.
The Luzhniki Olympic Complex is one of the largest multifunctional sport complexes in the world. Its priority is the reconstruction of sport facilities and the development of the territory.
In late April 2011 Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said Luzhniki should be owned by the Moscow government rather than by a private business. Several days later, Luzhniki Director Vladimir Alyoshin resigned from office.