A Chinese delegation is expected this month in Grenada to begin preliminary assessment of the Track and Field and Football Stadium at Queen’s Park.
The team, which will spend about three weeks on the island, will also meet with officials of the Ministries of Sports, Works and Infrastructure as well as some of the main stakeholders including the Grenada Athletics Association, the Grenada Football Association, among others.
“The Chinese will give their professional assessment of the facility and the Ministry of Sports will determine the best option based on the financial implications,” Sports Minister Patrick Simmons said.
Arrangements for the rebuilding of the stadium were finalized during the signing of the second phase of a Technical Cooperation Agreement between the governments of Grenada and China last November.
The facility was severely damaged by Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and the government has been criticized for its tardy response in getting the rebuilding process stared. However, Simmons said such projects required tremendous resources and planning, noting that efforts were made as early as 2008 to reconstruct the stadium.
Work on the stadium is expected to start following the 2012 track and field season.
On completion, the stadium will include 8,000 permanent seats and an additional 2,000 temporary seats which could be relocated to other playing fields around the island.
©2012 Community News Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not CaribbeanLifeNews.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to CaribbeanLifeNews.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.