Revolucion Unveil Plans for New Stadium
At a press conference in the city of Tijuana, authorities and managers of Revolucion Tijuana and Jose Vasconcelos educational system unveiled an ambitious "Stadium Vasconcelos" project for the benefit of professional indoor soccer.
Construction is slated to begin in mid-July and complete its first stage October 31, 2011. The full project valued at 7.8 billion pesos and due to be completed October 2012, will have, lighting, electronic boards, lockers, snack area, area for the disabled, bleachers, chairs, concessions, ticketing, parking, storage, boxes and even a VIP lounge with bar restaurant integrated.
Dr.Jose Gustavo Haro, Director of Jose Vasconcelos School said that the group of investors participating in the project are very excited because it not only benefits the Revolution Tijuana professional team, but will also serve to house the student activities of the secondary school and also be open to the public for affordable league play within the community.
The press conference was attended by Kevin Milliken, Commissioner of the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) who showed his appreciation that the team is striving to not only compete with teams in the U.S. and Canada but also to be the vanguard in progressive facilities.
Haro added that the project is something the city and Tijuana youth will benefit from as they have always sought the sport as a positive activity to combat the prevalence of crime and addiction and this will be a vehicle to provide scholarships and opportunities for students.
The president of the FNFR Jose Alfredo Maccise attended the press conference and congratulated the Revolution Tijuana and recognized the challenges the face as the only Mexican team in a predominantly US league.
In his remarks, Director of Youth in the state Mr. Miguel Angel Torres underlined the relationship with the franchise with his university colleague Mr. Ramon Quezada and the work they are doing with the youth training center and reiterated the state government's commitment to Revolucion Tijuana.
Eduardo Velez current Revolution Tijuana sporting director, called it a dream come true and expressed his confidence that the project will benefit hundreds of future players in the state, and called upon various associations to join ranks for the sake of sport and invite young people to pursue their dreams.
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