ESTEPONA town hall has given the green light for construction to begin on a new athletics stadium complex.

The site, covering 34,132 square metres, will feature an athletics track, football pitch and a half-pitch for seven-a-side, a BMX track, and an underground car park for a thousand cars.

Mayor Jose Garcia Urbano hopes to build one of Andalucia’s go-to athletic complexes, fit with manicured gardens on the edge.

“It is one of the biggest projects for Estepona in the current council legislature and it will be available for a wide variety of uses,” Urbano said.

Adding that the stadium would consolidate residents in the northern part of town and complement existing sites like the fairground and Felipe VI auditorium.

The construction with cost more than €6 million from town hall coffers and is expected to be completed at the end of 2018.

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