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Alexis Argüello sports complex will be ready for Central American Games

Alexis Argüello sports complex will be ready for Central American Games

The new sports complex “Alexis Argüerllo” in Managua, which will host 11 sports disciplines during the XI Central American Games, next December, will be ready in November, the authorities of the capital reported.

“Let’s hope that (this complex) is ready 30 days before the Central American Games,” said the Secretary General of the Mayor’s Office of Managua, Fidel Moreno, after conducting a tour of the facilities with journalists.

The “Alexis Argüello” sports center, in memory of the boxer of the same name (1952-2009), will have space for between 6,000 and 8,000 attendees, since the seating area may be modified to host up to 11 disciplines, of which boxing , basketball and volleyball will take priority, according to authorities.

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In total, construction is 75% complete in its gray work, and now the works will focus on installing a 40-meter-long pedestrian bridge that connects the main columns of the complex, and then the roof will be placed, he said. Dark.

The complex will have movable and fixed bleachers. Fixed lines are 50% complete in their placement, he added.

The infrastructure initially had a cost of 12 million dollars, however strict earthquake safety regulations forced to reinforce the works and raise the budget to about 15 million dollars.

Moreno indicated that the sports venue could also be used for conventions, seminars and events, as it offers indoor spaces.

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This is the first time that Nicaragua has built or renovated stadiums, fields or gyms for the purpose of the Central American Games, after failing in the attempts of 1981, 1994 and 2005, when the infrastructure was not ready and it lost the opportunity to host.

The XI Central American Games, which will be from December 2 to 17, will have the participation of 5,000 representatives from the seven countries of the region, of which about 3,500 will be athletes. EFE

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