Seville invests 11 million euros in a new sports center


The Mayor of Seville Juan Espadas, this Tuesday visited the construction site of a new sports center in the Macarena district for the start of work on the new sports center located on the previously closed Virgen de los Reyes pool land. The predicted duration of the construction works, worth 11 million euros, is 16 months.

The new sports center will have two indoor heated swimming pools, a 25-meter multipurpose pool, and a training pool, and also a 209-square-meter Spa area, a 761-square-meter fitness room, and six multipurpose rooms with a total size of 1,000 square meters. The project includes two paddle tennis courts and a sports hall, changing rooms, parking lots with 164 spaces for vehicles and mopeds in a total area of 5220 square meters above ground, and 6,450 square meters below ground.

“This new sports center is one of the great city facilities for the Macarena district. A great project is becoming a reality. Thousands of neighborhood residents have used the old facilities of Virgen de los Reyes closed in 2014due to various shortcomings. Now through an administrative concession model and therefore a public-private collaboration, the neighborhood will have a large first-class sports complex with an investment of 11 million euros, ”explained the mayor of Seville, who was accompanied by representatives of the concessionaire company Forus Deporte y Salud.

Since February 2018 the company has been working on the project that finally obtained all the permits and licenses in February 2020. This week the works have started.

“The construction of a swimming pool is part of a strategy deployed by the city government during the last five years to favor the development of quality sports facilities in different neighborhoods. It has been a public-private collaboration strategy that has allowed the promotion of large projects such as the Puerta de la Carne or Mar de Plata sports center; the recovery of the Tiro de Línea pool or important improvements in the Torreblanca or Alcosa sports complexes ”, concluded the mayor of Seville, Juan Espadas.