The Puerto Vallarta City Council approved $1.5 million pesos for the repair of the roof and bathrooms, as well as a new floor in the municipal auditorium located in the sports unit “Agustín Flores Contreras”, the only sports enclosure of its kind in the city.
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In an ordinary session of the City Council, the councilors unanimously approved the initiative presented by the Sports Commission, chaired by Juan Jose Cuevas Garcia, who stressed that the building urgently requires the above mentioned repairs and is a constant requirement of athletes in the area.
“The center was built more than 18 years ago to encourage athletes, it is the only auditorium with these characteristics that we have in the municipality; There are very important events, including international, sports, cultural, ceremonies. Today the building is very deteriorated and can cause accidents”, emphasized the regidor.
He added that no response has been found from the state and federal governments to carry out the works requested for a year and a half, with which the bathrooms would be relocated at the top, where there are currently held.
Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña said that the community faces numerous financial issues and therefore instructed the Municipal Treasury to study a scheme of support, which could even be through sponsors.
“It is important to invest in the municipal auditorium, it is the location of basketball and volleyball, besides receiving karate tournaments and other events.”
The mayor also said that he presented to the Mexican Government the projects of roofing and final stages of the semi-Olympic pool at the sports unit “Alfonso Diaz Santos”, as well as the change of the tartan track, Courts 2 and 3, the auditorium repairs of the “Agustín Flores Contreras” courts, in order to obtain federal financing.