OVER 6,000 athletes from across Spain and worldwide, visited and used Torrevieja’s Sports City facilities last year, making it the most successful year yet.
Councillor for Sports, Luis Maria Pizana highlighted the work done by the city to create and further develop Torrevieja as a sports destinations for clubs and athletes.
He said there were 4,050 national visitors, with a further 2,259 international athletes making use of the various sports facilities.
In total, 49 clubs and international teams chose Torrevieja for their training, with teams coming mainly from Scandinavia, Belgium, Iceland, Russia, France and the UK, with groups making the most of the weather and other tourist attractions Torrevieja can offer.
The large increase in sport tourism in Torrevieja focuses especially on football, swimming, handball, rugby, cycling, triathlon, athletics, cricket and tennis.
Pizana noted that with 30 requests about using the facilities already awaiting confirmation, he believes 2015 will surpass these figures.