There are only nine days left until the start of the Pan American Games . And the works that worked against the clock are already beginning to end. One of them was those who were in the National Stadium Park, where much of the mega sporting event will be concentrated.
However, this Wednesday, President Gabriel Boric himself handed over the works of the installation through the ribbon cutting ceremony. At the meeting, the head once again stressed the importance of the Pan American Games for our country, as well as the legacy that they will leave behind.
Together with Sports Minister Jaime Pizarro and the directors of Panam Sports and Team Chile, the president visited the Paralympic Training Center, the collective Sports Center, the municipal sports park and the Contact Sports Center where the ceremony was held . of ribbon cutting .
The National Stadium Park with first-class facilities
With great pride and gratitude to all those who have worked to make this possible, I can say that we are ready for the Pan-American and Parapan American Games, Boric said at the press point in the national park of the stadium.
We will leave a legacy of first-class sporting infrastructure that will be the scene of successes, setbacks and, above all, camaraderie and discipline. These games will bring together the commitment of workers, athletes, volunteers, families and, of course, fans, he added.
For his part, Neven Ilic, president of Panam Sports, stressed that all Chileans should be proud of the level of facilities and because they are going to host a party that has never been seen before in this country. We invite everyone to enjoy this great event, to encourage our athletes and also to be part of history, he added.
“I am sure that people will be amazed by the beauty of this national park,” he added.
During the visiting process, Gabriel Boric was photographed throwing taekwondo kicks. The president was again enthusiastic during the factory visit, as he had played tennis in the renovated tennis center on the central court in the past.
The Stadium National Park has an area of 64 hectares and will host 14 sports in Santiago 2023, divided into 21 disciplines. Athletics, tennis, hockey, swimming and other sports will be held at the heart of the event in Santiago.
It should be remembered that the closing event will be held after several negotiations on the bicentennial anniversary of Florida, since it is impossible to hold on the National due to the athletics event. Something that was confirmed by the authorities this Wednesday.
How long will the Pan American Games last?
Santiago 2023 starts on October 20th and ends on November 5th. After that, the Parapan American Games will start from November 17 to 26.
How many sports will Santiago have in 2023?
Santiago 2023 will have 39 sports with 425 disciplines. A total of 41 countries with a total of 6,909 athletes will take part in the event. A mega event that promises to paralyze the country on these dates.