The replacement of the artificial turf on the ‘Grabriel Samper’ and ‘Esteban Rosado’ football fields in Torrevieja is now underway.

The work had a bid price of 761,844.72 euros but was finally awarded for 668,316.15 euros, a saving of almost 100,000 euro The tender also includes the renovation of the athletics track, work that will be put in hand following completion of the football pitches.

The work has a deadline of four months during which time the Department of Sports has opened the field in the ‘Vicente García’ stadium so that schools and clubs can train normally, without having to reduce their schedules, while the replacement work continues. Work on the two fields will also be staggered, so there will always be one pitch open to the public.

“The objective is that the execution of the work will not affect the normal functioning of the sports and football schools, as we will continue to have sufficient areas”, added the Councillor for Sports, Víctor Ferrández.

Ferrández explained that “the works are necessary since the artificial turf on these pitches is more than eleven years old with the facilities used by thousands of people every week.”

Ferrández added that “this is the largest investment made in the sports facilities since 2010”.