GRUTAS (National Team) - Argentina
star Emanuel Ginobili is to fund the
construction of a multi-million pound
tourist complex in his homeland.
The Bahia Blanca-born San Antonio
Spurs guard wants to give something
back to his country by building the
£10.3million site in the city
of Las Grutas.
Grutas is the second most important
tourist location in the Argentinian
province Rio Negro.
City council official Adrian Casadei
expressed delight at Las Grutas being
given such a generous gift.
"Receiving such a present from one
of the most important Argentinian
people in the world is great for us,"
"We think this project will be finished
in three years, more or less," he
The complex is expected to contain
four buildings with 210 apartments
and will have swimming pools, dressing-rooms,
offices, restaurants, bars, courts
and pitches where holidaymakers can
practice different sports.