By Alex Glenn •
Published: 02 Sep 2021 • 12:32
Alicante to renovate ‘Joaquin Villar’ athletics stadium Credit: Alicante council
Alicante to renovate ‘Joaquin Villar’ athletics stadium with 1.9 million euros.
The Alicante city council have put out for tender the renovation project on the ‘Joaquin Villar’ municipal athletic stadium. In total the project will come in at around 1.9 million euros and this will include 600,000 euros which have already been allocated for the improvement in energy efficiency of the lighting in the area.
Together the projects will be developed by the municipal department of Infrastructures, in coordination with Sports, led by councillors Jose Ramon Gonzalez and Jose Luis Berenguer.
According to the Alicante council during the project “the renovation of the eight-lane athletics track and its equipment will be tackled, an artificial grass training corridor will be created, the concrete paving of the north, south and east perimeters will be consolidated, a bio-health circuit will be installed in the south garden and the kiosk in the north garden, an access ramp will be built from the changing rooms, the toilets will be renovated, a kiosk-bar will be built and an outdoor sports circuit will be created, in addition to completing the fencing of the stadium at its north and south ends.”
Part of the project will see the existing pavement replaced with state-of-the-art synthetic materials. The perimeter warm-up walkway will be changed for artificial turf which will allow for greater impact absorption. It is hoped that this will mean people will be able to train for longer with less risk of injury.
The council said that: “A kiosk-bar will also be built in the north garden to serve the different sports areas of the Municipal Stadium, around which a recreational space will be created for social relations, relaxation for sportsmen and women, etc. And, in the south garden, the construction of an outdoor ‘training work fit’ circuit with stations and equipment for warm-up and functional training in the open air is envisaged.”
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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