LaLiga to build multi-use sports complex in Madrid
Spanish soccer’s LaLiga has today unveiled plans build a sports complex in Madrid as part of a 15-year partnership with local agency T3N Sport and Investment.
In a rare move for a soccer league, the venue will become the official sports centre for LaLiga in Spain and feature soccer fields, an educational complex and residences “for stakeholders related to the sports industry.”
The multi-use sports complex will be located in the Villaviciosa de Odón municipality in the Spanish capital and based in the El Bosque Residential Park near Madrid city centre.
Construction work will begin this month and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2021.
As well as soccer fields, the facility will have basketball courts, a gym, swimming pool, dining rooms, games rooms, a library and residence for 450 people.
In addition, it will have an international school and training classrooms and the league said the facilities will also be made available to clubs, partners, and other entities related to education and sports.
LaLiga said “the initiative will become a pioneering model for the sports sector in the country, allowing it to host all kinds of sports and training projects - both national and international - in a single space. In addition, it will facilitate the generation of joint opportunities in training projects, sports, branding, commercial strategies and events of different kinds.”
The league added the project will also include the participation of “a well-known international sports property” which it said will be “announced soon.”
Óscar Mayo, director of business, marketing and international development of LaLiga, said: “Part of LaLiga's main objectives is to help the development of sport, and with this project we offer a comprehensive solution for the needs of the industry, with special emphasis on our stakeholders.
“It is the first private multi-use centre that will help the sports industry from different angles such as training, residential and sports and will create synergies with other facilities that LaLiga already has around the world, for example, in China, Dubai, and soon Vietnam, among others.”
David Pampliega, managing partner of T3N Sport & Investment, added: "It is a unique project in the world, in which in addition to having the most important football brand in existence, we will soon be able to announce the incorporation of one of the sports institutions of greater global relevance "