The two hockey courts top-level turf will be ready in October 2021. The construction of the Paralympic Sports Center and the National Stadium Arena, where the old velodrome used to be located, is also contemplated.
All these works will be connected by a network of pedestrian circulation and bicycle lanes, which will facilitate the movement of the public within the total 64 hectares of the project. A sustainable site, which also includes new vegetation and optimization of irrigation, whose award will be known in October.
The Minister of Sports Cecilia Pérez, was enormously satisfied with this first step towards the works: «The National Stadium Park is one of the emblems that we will have for the Pan American and Para Pan American Games Santiago 2023. The construction and improvement of venues goes hand in hand with the need for better infrastructure, which both our athletes and our citizens require. Chileans will be able to have this Park as part of their daily life, as they have open spaces for their use«.
«Despite the pandemic, the bidding times are carried out within the predicted deadlines, so we can strongly say that Santiago 2023 is still underway. These works will generate more than 2,000 new jobs directly and indirectly that will help to reactivate the economy”, she adds.
Likewise, the executive director of Santiago 2023, Felipe D e Pablo , highlighted that “it is an enormous satisfaction to see how the processes are progressing despite the situation we are experiencing as country. The National Stadium venue is the center of Chilean sports history and one of the most important stages of the sporting event that will write another chapter in that history, the Pan ad Para Pan American Games Santiago 2023.
These works will offer a unique experience to the athletes of the Americas, since they have been studied and conceived jointly between MINDEP and the technical management of the Santiago 2023 Corporation and will remain as a legacy not only to high-performance sports, but also for the community that will have a Park to enjoy around sports activity. Our audience during the Games will live a complete experience, not just a sports competition. "
The CEO of the Santiago 2023 Corporation was particularly satisfied with the start of construction of the new field hockey courts as he comments: “are a long-standing desire for this sport and this is the first stone of a long-sought reality by Las Diablas y los Diablos”.
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