The construction of the Hugo Chavez Frias Sports Center, a multi-sports field facility in Managua, is advancing at an accelerated pace and is scheduled for inauguration in July.
According to Nicaragua’s TN8 TV, investment in the facility is just over US$1 million dollars of the capital's communal budget and will be located in the city’s September 14 Colony neighborhood.
Once complete, the sports complex will include a soccer field, a multipurpose court, a civic plaza, and facilities for children's games. The project also entails the restoration of public streets surrounding the complex.
The sports center is located next to Hugo Chavez Children's Baseball Field which, over the past few years, has been somewhat of a mecca in the promotion of young baseball talent in the capital.
On Friday morning, the secretary of the municipal council of Managua, Fidel Moreno, visited the 9,000-square-meter facility where the new sports and cultural facilities are currently under construction.
He noted that the primary foundation for the center was already complete and that, in the coming days, all of the athletic elements will be installed in order for the complex to be inaugurated no later than July of this year.
Managua Mayor Daisy Torres, the first female mayor of Nicaragua's capital and a member of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, has proposed that the sports center play host to several Central American sports tournaments that will be held in the capital this December. Women’s softball will be one of the athletic disciplines.
According to local officials, the Hugo Chavez Frias Sports Center will be a clean, safe athletic space where young people can practice sports and participate in cultural events.