The fate of the abandoned 'plaza de toros' in Benalmádena will soon be decided by way of a competition launched by the town hall. The bullring is part of a project that includes the renovation of the adjoining sports complex, which was visited by the town's mayor, Víctor Navas, last week. The mayor explained that the administrative and technical specifications for the initiative are currently being prepared, after which the project will be put out to tender.
The bullring was one of the main venues of the annual fair, but the regional government decreed its closure in 2011 because the security of the enclosure did not conform to the law.
Several companies have since submitted proposals for the space, but none have so far met the required specifications.
The work also includes the expansion and improvement of the Camino de la Fuentezuela - which will be completed in the coming weeks.
The works adjacent to the bullring will involve a spend of almost 300,000 euros and will provide a new entrance to the sports centre, a necessary improvement due to the facility's large number of users.
The mayor pointed out that the facility was on an old road that ran through the cemetery, adding, "We have achieved our own entrance to the sports centre, in addition to accessing the cemetery through another secondary road."
The work has taken longer than expected due to the collapse of the wall that connects the bullring and the sports centre.