In the first decades LSIF worked very closely with the student unions at Campus Valla. The membership fee was included in the union fee. Operations focused on recreational sports such as football, basketball and gymnastics etc. The association rented various sports facilities in the municipality, especially in surrounding schools. The number of employees was low and involvement large, which enabled various disciplines (mountain biking, downhill skiing, etc.) flourished as long as there were enthusiasts who took leadership load. The association's commitment was limited because it mostly concerned a local rental for a term or two. If it was full season one term, you could hire more next term, and conversely the influx became smaller. Moreover, it was in a completely different way than today regarding contribution of culture in the association world, as a significant portion of revenues was in various forms of contributions from both the municipality and the state. This does not mean that life was trouble free, because the discussion about our own permises became increasingly insistent on the grounds that the business steadily grew in size during the 1980s. The pressure in the discussion was so high, that the unions began to allocate proceeds of money for construction of new premises. At the same time the forces of resistance in the form of an opinion against the unions (which was mandatory) would get involved in something that could be seen as recreational. The result of the change of opinion was that funding ceased and the unions and the LSIF completely separated from each other economically.
Our own facility
Thus, there was a revival of the work to fund premises by collecting sponsorship money, where Wallenberg Foundation contributed generously with a good foundation. With an equity capital as start LSIF was formed and Valla-unions a house owned foundation, which could go to the bank and take out building loans. With the university support we went to the Academic House, landowners, to lease out land on good terms. In 2000 Campushallen was ready to be inaugurated. The property is owned by Collection Foundation University Hall in Linköping and is leased to LSIF as the sole tenant.
The new century with "own" premises was a revolution for LSIF. The association is now a tenant in the Foundation's house and practically responsible for the running of the premises. The percentage contribution is less than 5% of revenues. Essential for the economy is, therefore, the monthly sales of training cards. LSIF that association is still voluntary, but working under commercial conditions. The Board has no remuneration, but to meet the challenges of the situation we have employed staff. There is in the present state a division between responsible staff and board similar to what is customary in the business world.