More than 1,140 Salvadoran athletes and 43,000 visitors benefit from the new national stadium "Jorge El Mágico González", supported by CABEI

05/06/2024

The inauguration of this mega project was made official with the opening of the Museum as a tribute to the country's greatest soccer star, Jorge "El Mágico" González.

San Salvador, June 5, 2024.- In order to provide first class facilities that allow Salvadoran athletes to train in the best possible conditions, today the National Sports Institute of El Salvador (INDES) officially inaugurated the "Jorge El Mágico González" National Museum and Stadium, a sports and cultural complex improved with resources from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) for the benefit of 1,140 high performance athletes and more than 43 thousand visitors.

This 53,000-square-meter mega project opens its doors with the inauguration of the Stadium Museum as a tribute to the country's greatest soccer star Jorge Gonzalez. A soccer event and tribute called "Una Noche Mágica" (A Magical Night) will be held soon at the stadium's new facilities.

CABEI is proud to be part of the inauguration of this sports complex, which was last remodeled in 2002 with the Bank's financial support. The operation of the stadium will generate jobs and investment, as events will attract visitors and tourists, benefiting local businesses. This synergy between sports development and economic growth underscores the importance of investing in sports infrastructure as a driver of integral development.

With this new world-class sports venue, athletes will be able to hone their skills in facilities that meet international standards, which will undoubtedly enhance their performance and competitiveness in national and international events. The soccer field and athletics track will provide an optimal space for training and competitions, while the roofed court will open up new opportunities for disciplines such as badminton, fencing, karate, bodybuilding and chess.

Figure: Main stadiums built and rehabilitated with CABEI financial and technical support.

This new project received an investment of US$28.37 million from the CABEI Infrastructure Construction and National Sports Scenario Rescue Program (PRODEPORTE), financed by CABEI for a total of US$115.2 million plus a US$12 million counterpart contribution from the central government, which is expected to benefit more than 50,000 Salvadoran athletes.

CABEI reaffirms its commitment to the well-being and future of all Salvadorans, confident that these facilities will inspire future generations to pursue their dreams with passion and dedication.

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