THE new rugby field in Rincon de la Victoria was inaugurated last Saturday (March 28).
With a budget of €1.39 million, the facilities are also home to two seven-a-side football pitches and have been designed with latest-generation artificial grass. In addition, there are changing rooms, a gym and a social club.
The pitch was named after Manuel Becerra, a Malaga sports journalist who passed away in 2011. Representatives of the council and provincial government paid tribute to Mr Becerra in an emotional remembrance speech.
The facilities have been fully paid for by the Malaga Provincial Council and were built on a municipal land plot of 12,500 square metres, in the area of the Parque Victoria residential complex. A total of 400 square metres were used to build the changing rooms and 2,376 for the car park.
“We now have modern facilities, which will not only boost local sports, but will also be an attraction for international rugby leagues that will be able to train in our town, which will contribute to the reduction of tourism seasonality as well as boosting the town’s economy,” said Mayor Francisco Salado.