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Additional 96 million announced for Chetumal sports unit

Chetumal, Q.R. — The city of Chetumal will receive 96 million for the remodel of a major sports centre. The money is being forward to the city by Governor Mara Lezama Espinosa who explained the funding came from a state award Fiscal Stimulus for High Performance Sports Incentive.

Lezama says thanks to this program, her administration was able to secure 96 million pesos to complement the remodeling of the emblematic Bicentenario sports unit of Chetumal.

The 96 million is in addition to the 22 million that is already being invested by the Sports Commission (CODEQ) for high-performance of Chetumal athletes.

With the fresh resources, Lezama says the semi-Olympic sized pool will be modernized and a second building of the High Performance Center will be created to serve more athletes.

The additional 96 million will be used to remodel and update the entire complex. Photo: Govt QR December 2023.

She says the money will also be used for the remodeling of the weightlifting gym and its equipment and the renovation of the athletics track with proper equipment. Once complete, she says the track will become the first in the state to have international certification.

Additional 96 million announced for Chetumal sports unit
The Chetumal track will be the first to be internationally certified. Photo: Govt QR December 2023.

Mara Lezama highlighted the work of Eric Arcila, President of the Sports Commission, who found the opportunity and “due to his tenacity”, managed to work and land the stimulus package that benefits the people of Quintana Roo.

Eric Arcila is seen here with Governor Mara Lezama at the Chetumal sports unit. Photo: Govt QR. December2023

The state government also thanked the addition of companies such as Grupo Piñero, Grupo Xcaret, Ocean By H10 Hotels, Riu Hotels, Grupo Vivo, Grupo Mera, Cancún Airport, Cancún Airport Services and Costa Maya Mahahual, who together will make this project possible.