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The CE Futbol Salou is no longer just an idea and construction begins to build a sports complex that will match the great clubs of the country, offering the best services for football lovers. Before the official opening, we hosted the first tournament of the Mare Nostrum Cup in April; A tournament that has been evolving and expanding and, to this day, continues to be held in the CE Futbol Salou. In May, the official opening of CE Futbol Salou is celebrated. A complex that has 16 hectares of which 10 is developed. In them there are 6 football fields, four of natural grass and two of artificial turf; 16 dressing rooms, a training room, offices and a social area with cafeteria, chill out, a shop and tiers with capacity for a thousand spectators. Sports tourism is being promoted on the Costa Daurada thanks to the camps and tournaments that take place on the premises. A first year that has many teams, national and international. The international presence is consolidated. The year begins with the first camp from a professional football team, FC Sion, currently playing in the Swiss Super League. From there, also came other teams like Wuhan Zall FC, a Chinese team that currently competes in the Chinese Premier League. Team camps from Finland, Japan, Norway and Sweden have also been organised. In addition to the Mare Nostrum Cup, the first edition of the "Trobades Territorials Femenines" is held by the Catalan Football Federation; Thus consolidating grass roots football at CE Futbol Salou. In the same year the first company tournament with Procter & Gamble workers, or better known as P & G, was held to promote team building. Until mid-2013, Sangulí Salou was the accommodation offered for athletes or groups that came to enjoy the facilities of CE Futbol Salou. But from the summer of 2013, Cambrils Park Resort, from the same business group, became the main accommodation. The extension of the restaurant La Masia in which Buffet service would be offered, together with a new Fitness & Spa centre, allow Cambrils Park to provide a full service, not only to families who spend the summer, but also to groups from companies and sports teams. Consolidation at the international level is yet to come. During the year 2014 we have new visitors, from companies and sports teams from countries such as Holland, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Ghana, Mauritania, Azerbaijan, Germany, Holland, Czech Republic, France. In February, the seventh football field of CE Futbol Salou is inaugurated, this time with artificial grass, which allows you a clean pass and a shot without surprises. Enter Sports & Leisure Barcelona, who also do grass roots football tournaments. They currently hold four large tournaments at the CE Futbol Salou facilities, and two of them are housed in the Sport Village. Tecnifutbol, together with the Complex Esportiu Futbol Salou, inaugurate the Acadèmia Internacional Tecnifutbol. It is an academy dedicated to training boys and girls from all over the world professionally, following a special program of academic studies and training where performance improvement and physical preparation are worked on, as well as specific needs with individual training. The facilities of the CE Futbol Salou are extended to 8 full size pitches with the incorporation of a new artificial grass pitch of high resistance. The great news however is the transformation of one of the natural grass fields into an innovative hybrid grass field, which combines natural grass with artificial turf. This concludes the first phase with the 8 football fields, along with the construction of a new building that has more offices, a second classroom, warehouses and an extension of toilets to cover the needs of major events. A year later, the second hybrid field of the CE Futbol Salou is inaugurated, replacing field number four of natural grass. CE Futbol Salou hosts the European Paintball Championship. More than 1,000 players, belonging to 147 teams from 29 countries in Europe, participated in the championship. It is the first event we have held on the premises that is not football. We add 2 football pitches to our offer, 11 with artifitial grass convertible into 4 football pitches of football 7. We inaugurated a multipurpose grass pitch and continue to bet on quality sports tourism in Salou. This new pitch will allow the practice of both rugby and football, in the best possible conditions. We renovate as well the bar- cafeteria. The Complex Esportiu Salou is experiencing a leap towards the professionalisation of its offer with the construction of the Miniestadi. It is a natural grass pitch and has a siting capacity of 1.000 people. It has all the amenities for players, like changing rooms and multipurpose rooms which provides more privacy to the teams. It also has grandstands and a special gallery to broadcast the games.
In addition, new grandstands have been added to the multipurpose rugby and football pitch, also a new seven-a side artificial turf pitch and two international-dimension beach soccer pitches.
We have new offices in the main building of the Complex Esportiu Futbol Salou where the Sports & Events department will move to. This team is the one in charge of managing and coordinating the groups of athletes that visit us during the winter season. A new roof is also added to the Miniestadi stand, in addition to new equipment. On the one hand, a gym with new body building machines has been installed. On the other hand, changing rooms have been built to guarantee the privacy of the teams as they have direct access to the pitches.
The Complex Esportiu Futbol Salou leads the way with authentic sports tourism. After 5 years of activity it has become an international benchmark for stays and training of professional teams. Its facilities, together with the good climatic conditions of the area, have helped to consolidate sports tourism in the territory.