MORE THAN 500 athletes from different countries used the facilities of the Ciudad Deportiva de Torrevieja; The Sports City, to prepare for their preseason or their winter break.
The data refers to the figures that the Sports Tourism Unit has been compiling up until mid-February, announced Sports Councillor Víctor Ferrández, who also noted that they are in advanced talks about the possibility that the Finnish Athletics Federation “will choose our city as a training venue for The next three years.”
Víctor Ferrández explained that “the Finnish Athletics Federation, with its delegation of marathon runners, has visited Torrevieja to study the possibilities of using the Sports City facilities as their Winter training centre for the next 3 years.” He also reported that until last February 12th, Torrevieja was the destination chosen by more than 500 athletes for Sports Tourism. During the winter, Norwegian athlete Marthe Myhre made Torrevieja her winter home and continued her preparations to face the challenges of the new season in her country. Athlete Stuart Spencer also returned to Torrevieja for the second time to prepare for athletic competitions. Stuart and Marthe were proclaimed champions of the last edition of the Half Marathon in Torrevieja.
Throughout the winter the great majority of sportspeople who have chosen Torrevieja for their training are footballers from Norway and Sweden. “All these teams have found in Torrevieja a perfect organization for their sports holidays: quality facilities and all this together with the rest of what the city can offer,” said the Councillor. Kjelsas, Gimletroll, Kill Hemne, Banik Ostrava, Mosjoen, Gran, Harestua, Sylling IF, Stabaek and Lyn are the football teams that have visited the Sports City and the Stabaek academy has designed a multi-sports campus. All have been delighted with the facilities and noted their “total satisfaction of the experience and for all they have been able to do in Torrevieja.” At the moment, the students of the Danish institute Solrod are training in Torrevieja, practicing soccer, volleyball and other outdoor activities such as cycling and running.