ACCIONA Construction held the symbolic ground-breaking ceremony at the Javier Pérez Sports Complex in Tenerife on 25 Februaryto mark the start of the construction work to upgrade the sports complex in the municipality of San Cristóbal de La Laguna.
The event was attended by Manuel García Alconchel, the South and Africa Zone Manager for ACCIONA Construction, as well as dignitaries such as Carlos Alonso, president of the Tenerife island government, and José Alberto Díaz, mayor of San Cristóbal de La Laguna.The chairman of CD Tenerife Football Club, Miguel Concepción, and its general manager, Pedro Rodriguez, were also present at the ceremony.
With a budget of approximately €11.2 million, Club Deportivo Tenerife Football Club selected ACCIONA Construction to carry out the works, which include construction of a multipurpose services building, a grandstand and changing rooms, as well as modernising the water supply system to irrigate the pitches and various associated infrastructures.
More than 6,370.52 m2 will be allocated for sports use, the grandstand building, a residence for athletes, and multipurpose rooms and offices, while the external zone will cover more than 900 m2.
The works to be carried out by ACCIONA Construction include extending the stands and creating an exclusive zone for the first team, which will have changing rooms, a gymnasium and a trainer’s office.This zone will also house a 200-person press room and a merchandising shop, as well as a restaurant, a storage area, parking and a residence for more than 40 athletes.
The project also includes construction of 12 changing rooms for the youth teams, a further five for referees and two for the trainers.There are also plans to construct two gyms with direct access onto the training pitches; eight offices for physicians, physiotherapists and psychologists; a meeting room for trainers and a medical services zone.
Furthermore, one of the most important requirements of the project is to ensure the correct accessibility around the complex, both to the sporting facilities and to the grandstands and external paths.
At present, the Javier Pérez Sports Complex in Tenerife consists of four football pitches, two with natural turf and two with artificial grass.In addition to being the main hub for youth football on the island, it is also a powerful tool for developing a series of subsidiaries of CD Tenerife Football Club.