Barbadians buoyant on Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games gold in Colombia in the 4 x 100 metres relay can look forward to a finished National Stadium “before the second half of next year”.
That assurance has come from new Minister of Sports John King, who indicated that his ministry was in advanced discussions to make the Stadium a place of pride and joy for athletes and other activities once again.
The stands at the Stadium have been made off limits for over five years, with the roofs deteriorating to the point of being a physical threat to occupants. Under the last administration plans were also made to shift the office staff to the Netball Stadium but that never happened.
King was speaking at his office in Haggatt Hall, where he was meeting with the president of the Barbados Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (BABBFF), Dr Alfred Sparman, to personally congratulate the record-breaking CAC team that landed an impressive second place in the team table in Mexico. Only Asha Chase and Martinus Durrant were missing from the 12-member team of beaming champions.
While not expounding on “finished”, King said: “Before the second half of next year the Stadium will be done and finished. We have a number of options on the table and we will be sitting down with the different entities to see which is the better option.” (KB)
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