- 08 OCT 2022
Opening of The Mahaica Sports Complex
Residents of the Borough of Point Fortin and surrounding communities can now access the eagerly anticipated Mahaica Sports Complex located on Neverson Street, Point Fortin.
This as Prime Minister Dr the Hon Keith Rowley officially opened the sporting facility today (Saturday 08th October, 2022).
With a seating capacity of approximately 1,795 persons; change/locker rooms, public washrooms service areas, a media centre and VIP lounge, this complex is set to continue its legacy as a training ground for many sports champions and flag-bearers of this country.
In his feature address, Prime Minister Rowley said “This is yet another piece of infrastructure invested in by the people of Trinidad and Tobago, the taxpayers of Trinidad and Tobago to ensure that the people of Point Fortin continue to be a beacon and a bright light.
We do so with great confidence that sometime in the not too distant future the name of the place Mahaica Oval will be associated with excellence in sport as you have been for many decades.”
Dr Rowley also took the opportunity to call on corporate Trinidad, especially those in the southwest peninsula to ensure that their involvement continues to contribute to the unearthing of talents from Trinidad and Tobago.
The Prime Minister urged corporate bodies to not wait until an athlete wins a gold medal to become interested in supporting.
Dr Rowley said “support the young ones who are dreaming the dream. So that when the dream is realised, you can say I too had a hand in that because I played a part in getting them to that world podium.”
Minister of Sport and Community Development, the Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe, Member of Parliament for Point Fortin, the Hon. Kennedy Richards Jr. and Point Fortin Mayor, Her Worship Alderman Saleema McCree Thomas were also in attendance at today’s event.