The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the investment planned by the municipality of Rotterdam to renovate and develop the Ahoy complex. The complex comprises a sports centre, exhibition halls and a large meeting and convention centre. The municipality privatised the operation of the complex in 2006, leasing it to the operator, Ahoy Rotterdam N.V. As the owner of the complex, the municipality of Rotterdam will invest in the renovation and development of the Sports Palace. The Commission will investigate whether this investment could constitute State aid to the operator of the complex. Interested parties will have the opportunity to submit their comments within one month of publication of the Commission’s notice in the Official Journal.