Cabildo plans improvements to island’s sports facilities
Tenerife Cabildo’s sports department has pledged to invest in the improvement of island facilities in order to make available to the public infrastructure and sports equipment suitable for professional and recreational sports.
For this, it carries out several programmes to improve municipal sports facilities such as PMAID, Verde +, PIDAL, the Insular Pool Plan and the Insular Athletics Plan.
“After carrying out, together with the technicians, a diagnosis of the state of the island infrastructure, we have seen the need to intensify the work in its improvement. Many were designed more than 20 years ago and so far they have not worked on updating them to meet current safety, hygiene, accessibility or maintenance standards, ”said sports councillor, Concepción Rivero.
Regarding the Heliodoro Rodríguez López stadium, Rivero said that the change of LED lights is planned to comply with the Regulations of the Professional Football League regarding the lighting of official matches, for their television broadcast. A technical audit had shown the lights are obsolete and generate excessive energy expenditure compared to LED technology. It is also contemplated to finish the second phase of the remodelling of toilets and other actions related to the stands and the transformation centre.
In the Insular Athletics Centre of Tenerife (CIAT), projects are being carried out to improve the installation for the Ibero-American Games and the purchase of cardiovascular equipment for the gym used by athletes daily.
In the Ofra Sports complex, an investment of 200,000 euros has already been made to renovate the fitness room. Also, within the Insular Pool Plan, the Insular Centre of Water Sports (CIDAC) is in the process of awarding the tender for the insular complex located in Puerto de la Cruz.