Stoichkov promised hotel and a new stadium for Smolyan

Stoichkov promised hotel and a new stadium for Smolyan

24 hours, Valentin Hadjiev, 31.10.05

The construction works will start next year in April I will invest not just a lev or two, but millions. Hristo Stoichkov announced a few days ago, before he became an honored citizen of Smolyan. The trainer of the National Football Team will personally invest and will look for partners for the construction of a hotel, stadium and a villa site in Ezerata site, nearby the town. I have the support of the local politicians to give permission for Stoichkov to invest in the old stadium of the town and to co- operate him for the permission for the construction of a hotel by the stadium, announced the mayor of the municipal Dora Yankova. Smolyan stadium was built in 1961, but in 1985, but official matches were never played on it. The local club Rodopa uses September stadium in Raikovo neighborhood. Smolyan stadium is situated on a very nice site and it would be good to modernize it. It smells like football here, said Stoichkov, after the local administration offered him to invest in the town. The old stadium will soon become new, said Stoichkov. At the moment the junior formations are playing on the same stadium. Al least half of the grass is missing. The tribunes for the audience are weedy. The tubes below the drainage are blocked and in heavy rains the playground is filled with water. The municipal has deserted the stadium and nothing was done for it for years, said the ex- football player of Pirin- Stanko Dinev, who is taking care of the maintenance of the facility. I dont think that it will happen so easy, more than a million are needed for the repairmen of the stadium, claimed Dinev. Stoichkov wants to build a hotel near by the stadium on the place of the now existing changing- room, where teams from Bulgaria and foreign countries will be accommodated. Even in these bad conditions of the sport base, at the moment from Rodope Mountain are coming teams from the lower divisions of Turkey and Greece, and elite clubs from the country during the summer. Close to the stadium is situated a subsidiary football playground and beach volleyball terrain and a swimming pool. Stoichkov announces his intentions during the summer, even before Dora Yankova offered him to become an honored citizen of the town. The offer surprised the local parliament. 13 people from the opposition even posted empty bulletins during the vote. The new that Stoichkov is going to build a small village with several villas. The area is 15 decares and is very close to the St Spirit chapel in Ezerata site, north of Smolyan. Stoichkov together with two businessmen engaged a team of specialists, to work over the project for the future complex. The land which was bought by private persons and is situated close to the main lift station of Ezerata chalet to Snejanka Peak, which offers good connection links to all of the pistes in the resort. The owner of the lift- Pamporovo Joint Stock Company plans to change the now existing lift with a brand new speed for- seat lift next year. Stoichkov will be close to the new resort Perelik. A nice road will lead to his mention, which was built this spring for 3, 1 million euro. South of it is the picturesque Ezerovo neighborhood and Smolyan will be just 4-5 kilometers below Stoichkovs villas. The famous Slomyan lakes are close to Stoichkovs property. They are on a landslide region. In the past they used to be 20 now they are just 7. It is still not clear what kind of buildings will be constructed by Stoichkov, but most probably they will be small villas. The football star is a neighbour of Valentin Zlatev- a head of Look oil. The petrol boss planned to build a hotel and a holiday home in the region. Several small, chalets, rest homes and holiday homes in the village of Ezerovo will be competitors of the football star. The interest towards Ezerata is huge, claim property brokers. Stoichkov will start the construction works starts in April, when the regulation plan of the Ezerata will be ready. The municipal will be ready by the end of the year. The problem is that this region is a water shed zone and the land is coming down.
     
  • Liz From England
    Sent on 19 November 2017
    I went with my daughter January 2018. I was a cheap half board flights included and we wasn’t expecting much.... but what a fantastic week we had!! Stayed at the Lion hotel which is about a 10-15 minute walk to the slopes/town. A free shuttle is provide by the hotel. The hotel and staff are lovely. The food was always varied and hot. My daughter and I are vegetarians and in only two nights were we disappointed with the choice - but we heaped up on pudding so didn’t go hungry. Am lucky enough to be going back in 2018.
  • val From United Kingdom
    Sent on 15 February 2017
    group of us just back from borovets.we arrived 4th feb 2017 and departed 11th feb.had a great time.hotel rila was fab.great gym and spa.food was good.ski school was great.we had a really good instructor Martin Hristov.he was really good with everyone took time to try and learn everyone.we all had a great time thankyou.will be back next yearx
  • Alison From England
    Sent on 15 January 2017
    I wonder if the poor review is really about the Winslow Elegance. We have been going for years. It does not serve food and never has done. However, the spacious accommodation is for self-catering. We have always found it to be clean and we have always found that the reception staff can not do enough for you. We are looking forward to our next visit in February, 2017, Bring it on!!
  • RobJ From UK
    Sent on 01 January 2017
    Had a great week over xmas there - Hotel Lion was great, didn't see any lift queues but I did get there early. Easy blues for the most part, not loads for the advanced skier but great for beginners and families. I had more fun here than Chamonix last year at the same time. Bottom line ...manage your expectations... it is more than value for money but don't expect Whistler.
  • Pepa From Madrid
    Sent on 24 August 2016
    Un citio presioso pero todo lo demas mentira.la comida,el personal muy mal.No lo recomiendo a nadie.Es una publicidad engañosa.Y de All inclusive nada.No se dejen engañar por las paginas web.Por desgracia en Bulgaria todavia el consumidor no es nadie.
  • Juglena Bankova From Bulgaria
    Sent on 13 May 2016
    Nie byakhme tam na Velikden i pisha malko kŭsno. No vpechatleniata sa ni poveche ot prekrasni! Velikolepna kuhnia (ne savetvat jenite na dieta, da hodiat za poveche ot tri dni, zashtoto yastiyata sa neustoimi, vkusni i ogromni)! Great stil! I mnogo priaten personal!(osobeno damata v restoranta) Pozdravleniya !
  • ger99 From turkey
    Sent on 01 March 2015
    We loved it. Had a perfect 2 bedroom apartment modern, clean new renovated With view to slope. Perfect location in pamporovo as central ski in ski out. Friendly staff, not ovr crowded relaxed athmosphere. our friends (group with total of 7 rooms) all very happy! It is away from city center but close to bowling and 2 nice reaturans.
  • ashley hensman From uk
    Sent on 01 March 2015
    Flora is a lovely hotel clean in a great location and the food was good just make sure you use the safes.
  • Enjoy ski From UK
    Sent on 27 February 2015
    Just came back from Sevlievo in Bulgaria. Drove up to Hotel Impulse in Uzana where I hired skis, boots and poles for myself and two children for just 17 levs for adult and 10 levs each child and used the hotel ski slope 5 levs each. Perfect for the kids first time as parking right at entrance to hotel and slope is 20m walk! Food in restaurant tasty and cheap. Perfect for beginners!
  • Charlotte Hennessy From england
    Sent on 23 February 2015
    WOW, thats all i can say about the previous week of my life. The snow conditions were amazing and the people were so friendly. The night life was always active and the rila hotel was especially fantastic. I loved the accommodation at the rila and i loved the way it is right on the slope. I wouldn't have changed a thing about the holiday and i would recommend this resort to everyone including beginners and experts. Overall, i had an amazing time!!!
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