Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On will officiate at the opening ceremony of the Athlete Training Centre in Cotai this morning, Macau Sports Bureau (ID) President Pun Weng Kun said during a media tour of the brand-new facility on Wednesday.
The centre is located in Rua de Ténis near the Macau East Asian Games Dome in Cotai.
According to Pun, the total gross floor area of the centre is 59,000 square metres. The first-phase of the project cost 1.63 billion patacas. It consists of three main areas – the training area, athletic medicine area and 315-bedroom accommodation area, Pun said. The three areas comprise two multi-function sports pavilions, an indoor swimming pool and a high-performance strength & conditioning centre, Pun pointed out.
According to Pun, in the first phase, the bureau plans to “attract” elite athletes from five sports for training at the centre, including wushu and taekwondo. Later, sports teams from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) and teams from around the world are also welcome to come to the centre for training, Pun said.
Pun also said that there will be a second phase for the project. He did not say when the exactly the second-phase construction will get off the ground.
According to the Macau Post Daily, the second-phase project will include a number of sports medicine centres, storage areas and other facilities, he added.