by World Baseball Softball Confederation, www.wbsc.org
A brand new baseball softball stadium will be built in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, marking a huge step forward for the sport in Spain. It will be the first exclusive baseball softball facility in Gran Canaria island, since the team Capitalinos actually plays at Martinon, a venue shared with other sports.
The City Council of Las Palmas has ceded a 36,500 squared meters land next to Santa Caralina-Lomo Blanco higway, where the stadium will be placed; and the Cabildo de Gran Canaria will invest 1.5 million euros in the construction of the stadium. The construction will start in the early 2019, and the works are estimated to last between 8 months and a year.
The project includes a 400 seat stadium and two parking lots (one for the stadium itself, and the other for public use). Behind the stands will be located the locker rooms for the teams, offices, a meeting room, a warehouse, the scorers room and a batting cage.
Baseball in Spain is growing fast and strong, highlighted by the historic qualification of the U-18 National Team to the WBSC Baseball World Cup, to be held in 2019 in Gijang, Korea, coming back to the global tournament after 13 years of absence. Actually Spain is the 25th nation in the WBSC Baseball World Ranking, and is placed No. 7 in Europe.