- Ibiza Consell have allocated 450,000 euros to the borough of San José in a dual plan to improve the football facilities at the ‘Kiko Sierra’ stadium in Sant Jordi and improvements to the outdoor Archery range at Es Cubells.
- Claim that sports tourists worth up to 5 times more than traditional tourists.
The Consell President, accompanied by the Minister of Education, Heritage, Culture, Sports and Youth, David Ribas, met with mayor of Sant José, Josep Marí Ribas, to sign the agreement by which the Consell contributes 450,000 euros to improve the football facilities at the ‘Kiko Sierra’ stadium in Sant Jordi and improvements to the outdoor Archery range at Es Cubells.
Works will include the improvement of lighting, irrigation and other secondary services in addition to the sport surfaces themselves. The work is undertaken as part of the Consell’s wider plan in developing sports facilities to contribute to the promotion of winter and low season tourism.
According to the project presented by the City Council, the renovation of the football field “Kiko Sierra” will help develop an already established line of sporting tourism, with the borough having hosted coaching groups from December to February, including an international campus organized by the FC Barcelona Foundation for the past 3 years
The proposed refurbishment of the outdoor Archery range at Es Cubells is reflective of it having become a benchmark of the sport of archery that has the potential for “holding championships and international tournaments and coaching concentrations campus and national / international preseason selections. ”
Ibiza Consell said that “in recent years Sport is becoming a key element in today’s society, and is increasingly linked to tourism. Sports tourism is a very attractive product for our island as it respects the environment and its average income is up to five times more per person than for traditional ‘sun and sand’ tourists”.
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