Alta de Lisboa Athletics Tracks

The SGAL – Sociedade Gestora da Alta de Lisboa is proud to announce the opening of the Prof. Moniz Pereira Athletics Track, the only one in the capital, located in Alta de Lisboa. This facility, the result of a 4.7 million Euros investment, was built according to the highest standards for the practice of the sport.

The sports complex, whose construction was promoted by SGAL, yesterday received the closing tournament of the Associação de Atletismo de Lisboa (Lisbon Athletics Association). In the inaugural competition, Naíde Gomes established the best national mark of the year in the long jump, which proves that the conditions of the track are optimal to receive the best national and international athletes.

This is one of the planned and constructed sports facilities in Alta de Lisboa and endows the city with the unequalled conditions for the practice of athletics, a sport with a long tradition in Portugal. One of the goals of this public facility will be to replace the tracks, which have been since demolished, in stadiums of the main clubs of Lisbon, the Sporting Club de Portugal and the Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

“This is an example of another facility which enriches the city of Lisbon. We hope that it has a use worthy of the conditions created and the investment which was made. We hope that it will motivate more young people to practise sports, helping to create new champions”, states Amílcar Martins, President of the Executive Board of SGAL.

After the inauguration in February 2007 the complex is, since yesterday, operational.