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Portcastelló will built a basketball court in the old nurseries of Grau de Castelló

31 January 2022

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The Port Authority of Castellón will build a basketball court on the site of the old Grau de Castelló nurseries with a budget of 85,000 euros. The action will be carried out in collaboration with the Castelló Town Hall and is part of the integration policy of the port with the city of both institutions. The site is located in front of the Stella Maris facilities, and with the execution of these tracks, the NGO responds to a claim to enhance the services it offers to sailors who call at the port of Castellón, while expanding sports offer in the maritime district. For the development of the project, it has had the advice of the Club Basquet Esportiu Grau Castelló and following the rules of the Spanish Federation. The action includes the construction of 3×3 Street Basket courts, the adaptation of the plot and respects the existing palm trees in the area. The president of the Port Authority of Castellón, Rafa Simó, has pointed out the importance of PortCastelló and the City Council “going hand in hand and jointly promoting actions that allow the port to interact with the city and that expand the leisure offer in the Grau”. He has indicated that “with this project a further step is taken in the approach of the port and a degraded space is recovered for the enjoyment of the citizens that will become a meeting point for athletes”. Rafa Simó has insisted that “it is important that the Port Authority and the City Council be united because we make up a common effort and objectives”. The mayor of Castelló, Amparo Marco, highlighted “the constant collaboration with PortCastelló to continue bringing citizens closer together and enhancing the value of the port”. “In recent years we have worked to revitalize the area and offer new activities, such as Escala a Castelló and the SOM, and now we will collaborate to offer new services, in this case sports, with the construction of a basketball court in the old nurseries” , Marco has detailed. “In this way we are advancing in the integration of the port in the city and we are adding sports facilities within the reach of our neighbors”, indicated the mayor.

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