The athletics track and the football pitch at the Arroyo de la Miel municipal sports centre will reopen to the public at the start of 2019. This is according to Benalmádena mayor Víctor Navas who on Monday visited the site alongside Sports ... councillor, Joaquín Villazón. Navas said that the works were at an advanced stage, with the "state-of-the-art" artificial turf already installed and the improvements to the athletics track surface nearing completion. The football pitch's grass is being ... replaced by synthetic turf in order to allow for the town's teams to train on it for longer and also to cut down on maintenance and water costs. The athletics track, installed in 1984, has reached the end of its lifespan and requires a complete overhaul.