Alicante town to invest €13M to host top-level sports events

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Alicante town to invest €13M to host top-level sports events
CREDIT: Aytto de Elche

Alicante town to invest €13M to host top-level national and international sports events.

ELCHE will invest millions between now and 2023 in the municipality’s “largest reform and construction of the last decade” to place it as a leading venue for top-level federated competitions.

As part of this drive, €133,000 has been ploughed into a new track at the Esperanza Lag pavilion, located in Ciudad Deportiva Juan Ángel Romero.

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Town mayor, Carlos González, and councillor Vicente Alberola visited the facility this week, which they have hailed “a leap in quality for athletes from Elche and for the municipality”.

A platform of solid beech parquet has been replaced in line with requirements for both national and international competitions, explained González.

“The Esperanza Lag can now host meetings of different federated disciplines such as volleyball, artistic gymnastics, basketball, handball, indoor football,” he added praising the work carried out by the Basque company SDI.


The pavillion upgrade is part of the Modernisation Plan 2019-2023 of the sports facilities of the municipality; which will see an injection of almost €13 million – “the largest in reform and construction of the last decade”, the mayor added.

“The Esperanza Lag is one of the most relevant of the Financially Sustainable Investments in sports, in which €3 million has already been spent.”

Other redevelopments have been made at the Altabix Sports Centre, with the construction of two artificial turf football fields; the changes of mats in the Carrús, Torrellano and Altabix -Enrique Cervera; and the redevelopment of the Isabel Fernández de Torrellano Sports Centre.


A €5.5 million project to improve road safety is also underway in Elche to replace asphalt surfaces across the town in response to public demand and to try to “help economic reactivation and job creation.”

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