The City of Handball will be in San Sebastián de los Reyes

Paco Blázquez’s announcement in April to build a handball city, with a residence, offices, training tracks and a pavilion for matches, already has the headquarters to create that complex: San Sebastián de los Reyes, on the outskirts of Madrid. It is the star project of the president of the Spanish Federation, who presented it on the anniversary of his ten years in office

The initial project includes a building for the federation headquarters, which will include, in addition to the administrative building, an auditorium and the Handball Museum, a pavilion with a capacity for 3,000 spectators, Equipped with the latest technology for the preparation of the national teams, a second basic training pavilion, a residence, an outdoor complex with beach facilities, a gym, a medical and physiotherapy center, as well as various multifunctional spaces. The management model will be mixed, it will aim to combine the Federation’s own activity with the intense sports practice of the Madrid municipality.

According to Blázquez, he has considered several options, but has opted for San Sebastián de los Reyes “because of the sensitivity shown by its representatives, both Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero and Ángel Buenache, showing that they are sports people, understanding that a project of this nature is beneficial, both for San Sebastián de los Reyes, becoming the great reference of our sport, and for Spanish handball, making it possible to give a qualitative leap of the first magnitude”.

Blázquez does not hide that “San Sebastián de los Reyes has a privileged location, 10 minutes from the city of Madrid or the airport, very well connected to the public transport network, and with the hallmarks of a city in which sport acquires great importance. notoriety, the result of excellent municipal management, highly valued by the public”.

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As regards the City Council of San Sebastián de los Reyes, it values the possibility of granting land in the Dehesa Vieja neighborhood, with a management and investment model that will be decided between the parties once the final project of the complex and the required investment have been defined.

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