The mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, José Manuel Bermúdez, has visited the conclusion of the integral rehabilitation works of the San Andrés sports center, which allow the use and enjoyment of these sports facilities by the citizens of the neighborhood.
During the visit, José Manuel Bermúdez was accompanied by the Councilor for Works and Infrastructure, Dámaso Arteaga, as well as the Councilors for Sports and the Anaga district, Alicia Cebrián and Inmaculada Fuentes.
The mayor stressed that this opening is a “long-awaited” event for the people of San Andrés because it is “a historic field where great sporting events have been seen, some federated and others simply from the neighborhood.”
Bermúdez expressed his desire that this facility have the same utility, that activities and tournaments be held and that it be a meeting point for the town’s youth and that they protect and care for it because “this is their home.” “We will help maintain it, but it must be the citizens who take care of it so that it lasts for many years,” he added.
Dámaso Arteaga, for his part, stressed that it is a “long-awaited” work that has had several phases. The first of these consisted of reinforcing the walls and the road that runs through the upper part, “a very complex action that took time due to the size of the concrete walls that now guarantee the safety of the installation”
The second phase involved improvements to the rainwater collection project, containment of the adjoining slope, expansion of walls, bathrooms, a part for calisthenics, a grandstand and lighting, which has had a “somewhat complex” authorization. the councilman pointed out.
For the Councilor for Sports, Alicia Cebrián, “it is good news and satisfaction, since all the residents of Anaga will be able to enjoy these courts that have turned out very well” and added that they will be able to play soccer, basketball and it also has equipment for calisthenics, in addition to having a surface that can be conditioned at any time for any other type of sport”.
Inmaculada Fuentes, councilor for the district of Anaga, said that for the citizens of San Andrés this opening means “a long-awaited gift, since this facility, always known as El Grupo, was a long-awaited aspiration.” She argued that this sports center, by popular decision, will be renamed Francisco Bello, a file for which I have been the instructing councilor and that she hopes that, shortly, “the well-deserved tribute will be made and it will already have its plaque on the door.”
On the part of the neighbors, Gabriel Rodríguez, president of the AAVV El Pescador de San Andrés, pointed out that it was a “long-awaited” project, since being the most populated town in Anaga, it did not have a “proper” sports facility.
He also highlighted that although it was “a little incomprehensible, the reality is that this work has had several vicissitudes, related to the retaining wall and the company that was in charge of its execution.”