Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Stadium goal

Date:

Share post:

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)

Please read the full story in the Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Sunil Narine rules out West Indies comeback for T20 World Cup

Sunil Narine has ruled himself out of a recall to West Indies' squad for the forthcoming T20 World Cup...

Taiwan rattled by 6.1 magnitude earthquake amid numerous tremors

Taiwan was hit with a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in the early hours of Tuesday local time (2:32 p.m....

Trump hush money trial was ‘election fraud pure and simple’, prosecutors say

Donald Trump “orchestrated a criminal scheme to corrupt the 2016 presidential election” by covering up an alleged affair...

Nicki Minaj throws item back into crowd after nearly getting hit by object onstage

Nicki Minaj was left unimpressed after a fan threw an object at her onstage. In a video shared by Pop Crave on...