The enthusiasm around the 2019 Pan Am and Parapan American Games has reached new heights as the construction of the venues continues to progress in the Peruvian capital city of Lima.
The structures for the seven towers that make up the Athletes’ Village have been finalised, as well as 1,096 apartments. A total of 7,902 athletes and team officials will be accommodated during the Lima 2019 Games.
There will be 336 apartments available at the Athletes’ Village for people with impairment and for wheelchair users during the Parapan American Games.
The Organising Committee also announced that “wide corridors and larger elevators for wheelchairs were built, taking into consideration the accessibility of all Para athletes and officials visiting us in 2019.
The Village will feature 70-square-metre and 75-square-metre apartments, with accessible bathrooms. Moreover, the construction of three water tanks is moving at a good pace, in accordance with the construction schedule.
At the same time, foundation and leveling works in the semi-basement are in progress. It will have two levels and will be used as a parking lot after the Games. During Lima 2019, they will be used as storage and offices.”
Update on other venues:
- The National Sports Village (Videna) will stage eight Para sports and will be the main competition centre during the Games. The roof for the Velodrome is being installed and the athletics stadium’s basements are “almost complete.”
- The Callao Regional Village will host the sitting volleyball and Para taekwondo competitions. It will remain as a legacy for the community, which will make Callao a center for sports development. In this part of the facility, work is being carried out on earth movement and platforms for pouring concrete.
- Football 5-a-side and 7-a-side will be held in the Villa Maria del Triunfo Sports Centre. Concrete pouring and column framework installation of the sporting arenas are “on schedule” according to the Organising Committee.
The Lima 2019 Games will see 1,890 athletes compete in 17 sports between 23 August and 1 September 2019.