“The work on the La Magdalena Sports Center begins at a steady pace”: Mayor Char

The mayor of Barranquilla Alejandro Char He assured that the La Magdalena sports center will be a reality. The President made the statement during the start of work in the 31,532 square meter space.

“We feel very happy with this step we are taking in La Magdalena, which is a sports benchmark for Barranquilla and the Colombian Caribbean. We are happy. This is not a dream, it is a reality. This already has a builder assigned, it was a public tender and it has already been awarded.”expressed Char, who added that additional investment will be made in lighting and ornamentation.

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Likewise, in his speech, he explained that “This sports center has a very special seal in addition to boxing, baseball, the two soccer fields, and it is going to have a skating rink that will house that sport and these boys and girls who have been giving us so many medals.”

In detail, this scenario will provide, to more than 45,000 inhabitants of this town, the opportunity to enjoy optimal spaces for the development of recreational and sports activities.

“This is the park that will receive the most investment, there are more than 30,000 square meters here. Here they didn’t want a synthetic field, they wanted pure sand, so the two fields are sand, there is the boxing ring, a professional baseball field to give the youth the opportunity to grow. It is a day of celebration because the children are winning, sports are winning, skating, soccer, boxing, baseball are winning.”celebrated the president, who was accompanied by Edgar Renteriathe district cabinet, the Council and the community.

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At the event, the leader Edgardo Mendoza He showed his enthusiasm upon knowing that his dream of seeing this stage recovered was coming true.

“This is a dream that the residents of the community have had that the sports center of The Magdalene “If it were another, the youth of Barranquilla deserved it, I believe that the time has come for this dream to materialize.”he stated.

Detail of the work

The intervention includes the reconstruction of two sand soccer fields, an enclosing wall, and the construction of covered galleries. In addition, the youth league baseball field will be recovered, which has an area of ​​8,790 square meters. This space will have the construction of covered stands, construction of dugouts, bathrooms and dressing rooms.

Mayor Alejandro Char.

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Likewise, this sports center will have a semi-professional skating rink measuring 160 linear meters. Likewise, a polished concrete floor hockey field will be built, measuring 40×20 meters.

In terms of boxing, a ring measuring 7×7 meters is being built, which will have a cover and stands. In the space there will be a service model that will include:

  • A boxing gym with an area of ​​50 square meters.
  • Bathrooms and dressing rooms for athletes.
  • Public toilets.
  • Warehouses for park rangers.

This entire sports complex will have 3,875 square meters of green areas, as well as inclusive accessibility, that is, construction of platforms, ramps and squares to guarantee access for the entire population.

*With information from the Mayor’s Office of Barranquilla

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