Local Government To Help La Liga Side Celta Vigo Finance Renovations At Balaídos Stadium
The provincial government in Vigo, Spain will "finance part of the remodeling" of La Liga side Celta Vigo's Balaídos stadium, according to the EFE. Nearby city Pontevedra City Council President Rafael Louzán said, "We want to get involved and solve a real problem in the stadium. We believe the the time has come to do this. It is time for all of us to collaborate to create new, functional and accessible equipment. It would be a good way to resolve the structural and security problems the current facility presents." Initially, the stadium renovation's cost was set at €8M ($10.7M), but renovating the stands in the club's "Gol" and "Marcador" sections will increase the final cost to nearly €25M ($34M), with work on each of those sections costing €9M ($12M) apiece (EFE, 7/26).