The future of the Plaza de Toros in Orihuela still hangs in the balance but then so does the building. It has been closed for 20 years and is now in such a state that it has become dangerous. It was scheduled for demolition but then other things became more important like the high speed train line and the closure of the road into the city.
All sorts of plans have been made to restore the building including a recent study which talked about a liaison between the council and a private company. The idea was to provide underground parking for 500 cars, a retail complex at ground level and a multipurpose arena above. The proposal included a hotel of up to five storeys high.
The stumbling block, as always, is the cost. Even knocking it down would cost money