30 Oct, 2019 @ 10:07
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Spain’s Marbella launches €1 million bullring revamp amid fears bullfighting could return


MARBELLA City Council has started its €1 million revamp of the city’s bullring, amid fears that bullfights could return to the town.

Angeles Munoz, the city’s PP mayor, said that the eight month renovation will see the space used for cultural events. However, she has not clarified whether bullfights will be held there again. 

The local government announced plans to renovate the bullring in December last year. Fears were raised after the project specification said that the space will be reserved for ‘the celebration of bullfighting shows and other events such as concerts.’

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Marbella mayor, Angeles Munoz, consults plans for the bullring

In January around 300 people staged a protest through the centre of Marbella against the possible return of bullfighting to the city. 

The million pound facelift will see the bullring’s roof and barriers repaired and repainted. New electricals, a lighting protection system and a fire protection system will also be installed. 

Angeles Munoz said: “Our commitment was to recover this space for citizens.”

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