The Municipality of JBAIL-BYBLOS works to empower the youth sector in line with the vision of the municipal council to promote youth and sports in BYBLOS, through the organization of various activities, events and programs that meet the aspirations of young people and enable them to achieve sustainable development goals.
In view of Jbail’s need for an international standards Sports Village in the service of clubs, athletes, youth and beginners, Jbail Municipality teamed up with “Ahla Jbeil” association to open President Michel Sleiman Sports Village and Carlos Slim Stadium, which were founded in May 2014 in high speed and a high level of professionalism, funded by the Lebanese expatriate and businessman Carlos Slim.
The stadium has two entrances, one for the players located in the visitors’ parking lot and the other for the public.
Basketball equipment and electronic scoreboards cost more than 70,000 euros. Carlos Slim Closed Hall is the only one equipped with two complete electronic scoreboards, with a capacity of 1400 seats, separated by passages and spaces.
In the surroundings of the hall, we can find two spacious halls which can be used for dancing and fighting, a Turkish bath and three sauna rooms, as well as a medical room to treat injured players before rushing them to the hospital.
The village’s specifications also include air conditioning, which comes second in Lebanon as it is equipped with easily operated devices to cool the desired places.
In March 2017, Jbail-Byblos municipality and “Ahla Jbeil” association inaugurated the second phase of the project of Michel Sleiman Sports Village, which included a semi-Olympic swimming pool (25 meters length, 12.5 meters width and more than 120 cm depth) and two fitness rooms (one for private training) equipped with modern machines. The project’s second phases costed $2.1 million, was funded by three contributors. Step Ahead for Physical Fitness was entrusted with the sports management of the project. Many additional works in the village will be carried out as the third phase will include the construction of a conference venue with a theater.