Celta’s sports city plans hit a snag after shopping centre rejectionOctober 10, 2018
Celta Vigo’s plans to develop a sports city have hit a snag after plans to build a shopping centre have been rejected.
After announcing a profit of €12m, Carlos Mourino has been busy developing plans to expand the Balaidos and develop a sports city, with land being cleared for works to begin in the coming months.
The idea of the president is to develop a commercial area, however, those plans have now hit a problem with the area of Tameiga-Mos rejecting plans to develop a supermarket.
247 voters out of 253 were against the plans for Celta to build on some of the land in the area, but those voters are said to be excited by the plans to develop a sports zone.
Celta have previously come under heavy critique for stadium problems and lighting required for televised games and Mourino has spoken recently about plans to move outside of Vigo and build a new stadium.
He has recently said that a move away from Vigo was due to the lack of support from the city and a failure to fulfill the services needed by the club.
Fans are said to be frustrated by this but back the president as he has been deemed helpless in making that decision.