THE NUMBER of visitors and users of Torrevieja’s Sports City nearly doubled in 2013 over the previous year, and expectations are even higher for 2014.
Last year 6,156 athletes trained at the 300,000 square metre complex, 1,801 of whom were international visitors, mainly from Northern Europe.
A total of 40 different teams and clubs chose the facilities as their new training and sports camp in 2013 according to councillor for Sport, Luis María Pizana.
Accompanied by head of the Sports Tourism Unit, Francisco Javier López, at the FITUR tourism fair in Madrid, he said the aim was to further develop the Sports City as a unique brand in the national and international market for sports tourism. In doing so, the destination of Torrevieja could be positioned within global sports tourism as a benchmark of quality, service and excellence.