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  • Plans are now being put in place to make the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium, the main venue in the west.
  • Just over $8 million was spent recently on the refurbishment of the outfield, the players’ area and the installation of four new pitches.
  • This was made possible through the support of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and the Sports Development Foundation (SDF).

Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, says plans are now being put in place to make the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium, the main venue in the west.

“Work has already commenced to improve the facilities. Just over $8 million was spent recently on the refurbishment of the outfield, the players’ area and the installation of four new pitches,” Mrs. Neita Headley said.

The Minister was making her contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 24.

Mrs. Neita Headley also noted that several other works were completed, including the installation of the scoreboard, retiling of the ground floor, replacement and addition of some furniture and equipment, such as massage tables.

The Minister pointed out that this was made possible through the support of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) and the Sports Development Foundation (SDF).

“This initial initiative was undertaken in order to host the Jamaica/New Zealand warm-up (cricket) matches and is part of the plan to attract local and international interests to the facility,” Mrs. Neita Headley said.