Saturday 20 October, 2018

Upgrade of National Stadium, Trelawny Multipurpose to begin this year

A frontal view of the National Stadium in Kingston.

A frontal view of the National Stadium in Kingston.

The Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange says plans to upgrade the National Stadium in Kingston and the Trelawny Multipurpose stadium will proceed this year as previously announced.

Minister Grange says the works will be undertaken over a three to five-year period.

Speaking on radio on Thursday Minister Grange said funds to carry out the works will be budgeted for in the Estimates of Expenditure for the 2018/2019 fiscal year.

The upgrade of the National Stadium could include additional seats as those responsible for running the property have longed said the seating capacity of 30,000 is woefully inadequate especially when there are major events taking place there. 

The Trelawny Multipurpose stadium could see the addition of a state-of-the-art gym and facilities for basketball. It is expected that both will allow the facility that was built for the 2007 Cricket World Cup but which has remained woefully underused, to be better utilized in the future.