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Volume 6 No. 212
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Real Madrid President Considers Building Club Theme Park In Madrid's Valdebebas Zone

Real Madrid "is not forgetting its Theme Park, a project that has not seen light, but one that the club is continuing to work on," according to Pablo Polo of MARCA. The club is "considering various proposals for a leisure and entertainment area" to be built on 90 hectares in Madrid's Valdebebas urban development zone. Real President Florentino Pérez and Marketing Dir José Ángel Sánchez "held a meeting on Wednesday with a U.S.-based company on the land and listened to one idea for what could become Real Madrid's Theme Park." The club does not want "an amusement park but a place where fans can interact with Real Madrid stars." The "proposal from the Americans will not be the only one considered." The project will "feature a competition among bidders and Real will choose the one that best meets the needs of its members and fans." Real is calculating that "a park in Valdebebas could draw nearly 2 million visitors per year" (MARCA, 5/15).