“We are investing more than two million euros in the building and improvement of sporting infrastructure in the city, with an average of three sports events scheduled every day during the course of the year”, explained Portimão Mayor Isilda Gomes.
Among initiatives set aside for the coming year, are those linked to school sports, with academic institutions encouraged to partake in the events planned for 2019.
While there will not be any direct revenue generated from these events, the Portimão Mayor anticipates an additional 40,000 nights to be spent in accommodation in the city.
The central government has meanwhile pledged that it will be supporting Portimão with an additional 130,000 euros in staging some of the events planned for the coming year.