Torrevieja Sports City
The amazing Torrevieja Sports City is one of the largest and best equipped sporting facilities in Europe and is the venue for various international and national sporting events. Located near the city centre on Avenida Monge y Bielsa, Sports City offers practically every sporting facility imaginable and most of the sporting areas can be adapted for people with disabilities. The modern and attractive main complex houses a heated Olympic size swimming pool and a multi-purpose central court which can be divided into training and competition areas and is used for sports such as basketball, volleyball, indoor football, handball and badminton. There are VIP, press and conference rooms as well as large changing rooms, medical facilities and a cafeteria.
The sporting areas around the main complex include an athletics field surrounded by an international standard 400 metre running track with 8 lanes and facilities for hurdles and water obstacles. In this area there are team sized changing rooms and showers. The impressive racket area houses a main central tennis court with a grandstand for competitions and a further 10 tennis courts for training. There are 2 squash courts, 7 paddle tennis courts and 2 pelota courts. The huge football area includes the Vicente Garcia municipal football stadium and the Nelson Mandela stadium which has artificial turf. There are a further 4 artificial turf football pitches which can be adapted for 11 a side or 7 a side competitions or practice sessions.
There are 2 outdoor swimming pools available. An oval shaped one that is used for recreation, swimming lessons, rehabilitation sessions and fitness classes like aquagym and aquarobic. The other is a 25 metre, 8 lane pool for more serious swimming training and competitions. Other sports facilities include rugby, hockey, basketball, rowing and a large gymnasium and training areas for martial arts and rhythmic gymnastics. Sports City’s facilities are available to the general public, schools, clubs and various sporting associations.