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Renovation work concludes on Marbella bullring, now ready to house new events

Ángeles Muñoz and councillor Diego López in the bullring.
Ángeles Muñoz and councillor Diego López in the bullring. / JOSELE
  • The council is looking for a firm to manage the arena and organise a programme of cultural and bullfighting activities from next year

Work to renovate the old town bullring in Marbella, which had previously fallen into a state of disrepair, is now complete. Costing 800,000 euros, the council project involved repairing the roof, painting, rewiring, improving accessibility and replacing lighting, loudspeaker and fire safety equipment.

Mayor of Marbella Ángeles Muñoz visited the bullring on Wednesday and said that the council was preparing conditions for the contract to manage the arena which will go out to tender shortly.

The idea is for "important firms to bring cultural events to the town", said the mayor, who added that the council had not ruled out holding bullfights in the arena, but stressed that the new management would be expected to organise all types of cultural events.

"Bullfighting events are also culture but we want this to be open and more than just a bullring," said Muñoz.

Work started at the venue last October and has not been delayed despite the declaration of the state of alarm due to Covid-19.

The mayor said she hoped events could be held there from next year.