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New investments for Manolo Santaella sports centre 

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Puerto de la Cruz council, through its sports department, has started reforms to substantially improve the Manolo Santaella Sports Centre.

The amount invested amounts to about 15,000 euros and the execution time will be one month, ending in November.

 The painting of the pavement of the sports court with special paint, new protections for the goals and the review and arrangement of leaks that occur on the sports deck are some of the most important improvements that the sports facility will receive.

Councilor for sports, Javier González, accompanied by president of the Puerto de la Cruz Basketball Union, Alberto Cabo, visited the facilities to check, first hand, the progress of the improvements.

The Mayor of Puerto, Lope Afonso, said the work was the result of the “commitment made with all sports clubs” that consisted of “gradual improvements of their facilities” . He thanked all involved and the help being received from the Puerto Basketball Union.

Sr. González said they were very pleased to make “a further improvement” in these facilities, which together with “the perimeter enclosure of the sports centre with mesh” solved the historical problem of pigeons, the painting of the stands and the general conditioning, substantially improves some facilities necessary for sports. “

The Manolo Santaella Sports Centre is the headquarters of the Puerto de la Cruz Basketball Union, where 23 teams (three women and 20 men) are trained and compete, supervised by 16 coaches and ranging from five years upwards.