New Berbice sports stadium could have 10,000+ seats, motor racing track


The new sports stadium being constructed at Palmyra, Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne) should have a minimum of 10,000 seats, President Dr. Irfaan Ali said on Thursday.

Last year, the President announced government’s plans to build a new stadium as part of a larger development for Palmyra.

On Thursday, as he visited the intended construction site, he said a sod turning exercise should be held sometime over the next few months. Construction should be completed by 2025.

But that’s not all.

For the first time, he offered details on the stadium. According to him, the government wants at least 10,000 seats at the facility and a large parking lot.

Importantly, too, President also wants to maximise the use of the facility.

“… we know that Region Six is close connected to Suriname and we know both Guyana and Suriname love motor racing.

“So, we are looking to build in a motor racing track on the outskirts of the stadium so we will be creating opportunities there,” President Ali said.

He hinted at the stadium being used for athletics also.

Aside from this forthcoming stadium, works are ongoing at a synthetic track and field facility at Burnham Park, New Amsterdam, Berbice.

Together, both projects are expected to significantly aid sport development in the ancient county.

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