Leyla Chihuán, vice-president of the Congress of the Republic, and Carlos Domínguez, Sport Working Group coordinator of the Commission of Education, Youth and Sports of the Congress, visited the construction sites in Southern Lima.The Sports Center will be the competition venue for gymnastics and karate during the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, and for wheelchair ru...
Leyla Chihuán, vice-president of the Congress of the Republic, and Carlos Domínguez, Sport Working Group coordinator of the Commission of Education, Youth and Sports of the Congress, visited the construction sites in Southern Lima.
The Sports Center will be the competition venue for gymnastics and karate during the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, and for wheelchair rugby and boccia during the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games.
This venue will have a coliseum with a capacity for over 5000 spectators, which will remain as a legacy for Peruvian sports.
A modern Sports Center is being built in Villa El Salvador, which will be located close to the Athletes’ Village. It will be one of the main venues during the Lima 2019 and will remain as an important legacy for Southern Lima and Peruvian sport.
Leyla Chihuán, vice-president of the Congress of the Republic, and Carlos Domínguez, sport working group coordinator of the Commission of Education, Youth and Sports of the Congress, visited the facilities this afternoon, in order to verify the construction work progress in the sports venue.
Wilhelm Funcke, project and infrastructure manager, and Carmen del Águila, project manager, received the visit of members of the Congress and showed them the main progress in the construction works, including sport facilities where gymnastics and karate will be held during the Pan American Games, as well as wheelchair rugby and boccia during the Parapan American Games.
In this regard, it should be noted that the foundation works have already been completed and prefabricated material is being used. All these works ensure greater progress in the construction. The Sports Center will have a coliseum with three roofed floors and other training field.
The Vice-president of the Congress praised the progress of the current works in the new Sports Center. “We’re aware of the construction works; therefore, all Peruvians expect that the Lima 2019 Games are a success. As in Callao, where we have seen great progress and works are almost completed, we hope that works in Villa El Salvador will be ready earlier than expected. We’re confident they’ll be completed by the deadline and we should work to show the best of Lima,” said Congresswoman Chihuán.
Also, the Sport Working Group Coordinator of the Congress stressed the importance of the construction works in Southern Lima. “This is going to be an important infrastructure project for the country and we’ll be on time for the Games. All deadlines are being met. These projects are important because sport improves people’s quality of life,” said Congressman Dominguez.
It should be noted that the Sports Center will remain as a legacy for gymnastics, volleyball, sitting volleyball, basketball, wheelchair basketball, handball, wheelchair rugby, futsal, fencing, badminton, Para badminton, wrestling, karate, table tennis and Para table tennis, among others. This Sports Center may be used later, both by neighbors and by first-level athletes.
It is located on a 49,000 m2 area and will have two blocks: one for competitions and another one for training. The competition coliseum will have a capacity for more than 5000 people and will have retractable stands.
Construction Work Progress
So far, 62% of the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games sports infrastructure already exists and only requires remodeling works that will be carried out throughout 2018.
To date, the five largest infrastructure projects for Lima 2019 have been awarded: Athletes’ Village, Villa María del Triunfo, Videna, Callao and Villa El Salvador Sports Center. Construction is underway and by March 2019, 95% of the work will be ready for the Lima 2019 Games.