STAFF REPORTER

FOLLOWING proposals for the old Lluís Sitjar stadium - the former home of Real Mallorca Football Club - to be converted into Palma's new exhibition centre, the opposition Partido Popular (PP) on the city Council yesterday proposed an alternative site and have asked the Mayor, Aina Calvo to consider it.

The PP are suggesting that the exhibition ground be located on the Balearic Athletic's football ground, and whilst concurring that costs of either location will need to be taken into account, the opposition party pointed out that Athletic's ground is situated at one of the “best accesses”into Palma right on the Via Cintura ring road.

The PP were, at the same time, critical of the Mayor for speaking about the Lluïs Sitjar stadium “as if it were the only option available.” The opposition claimed that Calvo had not discussed the issue with either other parties on the Council or with local residents.
However, regional Commerce Minister, Francesca Vives, said yesterday the Athletic ground “wouldn't be suitable either” and that a concrete government plan would be announced in a month.

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