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The Sports Complex Soccer Salou created the first major sports tourism facility in the province


Salou. Costa Dorada. 1st May 2012. The Sports Complex Soccer Salou is a reality that breathes football all four sides and offers excellent facilities for playing football. So we have seen this morning, during the ceremony in which the director general of the Complex, Xavier Blasi, and the sports director also Albert Vinas, presented before the media and details the main characteristics of a "range of sports tourism that comes to fill a niche in our territory," said Blasi explained, promoting an initiative that includes "16 hectares of sports, of which 10 hectares have built in phase with six football fields, four natural grass and two artificial turf, over 16 dressing rooms, a training room, offices and a social area with cafe, chill out, shop and stands with a capacity for 1,000 spectators. " All this has meant an investment of 5 million he expects to recover in 10 years. And to do it, Blasi and sports director of the project have raised an attractive tourist proposal pursues three objectives: "the tourist season, provide a level hitherto unknown in our country, as is the sports tourism, and reach new markets. " In this sense, Xavier Blasi explained that "our market is worldwide, wherever there is a team that wants to come here to train, or play a tournament, among other proposals. In fact, the Sports Complex Soccer Salou has already attracted interest from teams in Japan, China, India, Canada and Egypt, among other places. " The Sports Complex Soccer Salou offers optimum facilities to the extent that they are "sustainable for everyone, because there are no architectural barriers and also have solar panels for hot water and the changing a water well to irrigate the fields. " To achieve this  optimization of resources and the excellence of the facilities, and Blasi Viñas visited cities sports clubs statewide reference, such as FC Barcelona, ​​RCD Espanyol, Villarreal and Valencia, in addition to Nastic Reus and the CF, as well as the facilities at La Manga del Mar Menor hosting visits from international teams for years. In all these places were collected impressions of users of these sports facilities, emphasizing "needs five fundamental that we can now offer the Sports Complex Soccer Salou, like good weather, a total availability of fields and added value, some quality pitches, with construction techniques and finishes approved by FIFA, the areas close to hotel added to our group of companies offering tourist resort two to five minute walk, and leisure activities. " And all this must be added "and good communication we have with many Reus Airport, the motorway and the main towns in our area," said Blasi, who notes that this new initiative will mean "a direct and indirect economic impact of 3.5 million euros, because the arrival of equipment that will sleep, eat, buy records, read the press, will travel, tourism will, etc.. This means that our success will be the entire area, so our Customers will also sport tourism. " In this sense, the Sports Complex Soccer Salou forecasts for 2013 are to "accommodate 200 teams in sports stays; 700 children on campus, six tournaments, and the product itself, including school football and the international academy ". However, Albert Vinas stated that "not create any football club, in this sense are neither will be competition, but add". That is, the Sports Complex Soccer Salou "offers products such as school goalkeeping coaching classes, school and youth football academy where young international players from around the world will come to train, study and sleep. Therefore, players will form, but not to compete as a club. " This product offering will combine itself, then, "stays with football teams, which can offer services such as physiotherapists, accommodation, organizing friendly matches and many more, and what we call events, and that includes the campus and tournaments at any level, from youth to professional and regional, through leagues of business, for example, "has detailed Viñas. The official opening Moreover, this will take place May 1 the opening ceremony of the Sports Complex Soccer Salou, which thus opens doors officially. Thus, from 9.30 am and will be happening throughout the morning football matches in a day when "up to 24 teams will participate in class prebenjamí, Benjamin, junior and female, who are all clubs and schools Football Salou, Cambrils and Vilaseca, plus teams FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol Nastic, with a total of 350 young players, "said a Viñas. At 12.00 pm the ceremony will be formal, including parliaments and the assistance of prominent figures like Joaquim Nin, delegate of the Government at Tarragona, Pere Granados, mayor of Salou and Josep Poblet, Mayor Vila-seca. Once the opening ceremony, the conference will close with an interesting match between two teams composed of politicians, journalists and former sporting level professional footballers of FC Barcelona, ​​RCD Espanyol, Nastic and CF Reus.



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