New $5.7M Football Complex

Fiji Football Association aims to build a $5.7m complex for players and fans in Labasa.
29 Aug 2019 11:10
New $5.7M Football Complex
Participants at the FIFA Infrastructure Seminar at Novotel Suva, Lami Bay on August 28 ,2019 Photo: Fiji FA Media.

Fiji Football Association aims to build a $5.7m complex for players and fans in Labasa.

Fiji FA president Rajesh Patel made the revelation during the FIFA Infrastructure Seminar which started at the Novotel Suva, Lami Bay yesterday.

The complex comprised gym, dormitories which will accommodate 30 players including coaches, kitchen facilities, hall which will also be rented out to the public.

The complex will also include two football turfs with lighting for night games.

Patel confirmed following the Labasa project, would be the Suva gymnasium and artificial pitches and renovation of the Fiji FA Academy in Ba which was destroyed by TC Winston in 2016.

“We might get money from our pockets to complete the Labasa project, which we are willing to do with our savings,” Patel said.

“After that is over we will be focusing on the artificial pitch. We feel that Suva needs artificial pitch because of the wet weather.

“We will apply for the next infrastructure project once we get Labasa and Suva gym done,” he added.

$2m for artificial pitch

The cost of building an artificial pitch is $2m and that is the standard.

“There is a pitch consultant from FIFA and we will be talking to him and see how we can get it done.”

Football Stadium

Fiji Football is also looking at long term goal of building a stadium.

“In the long term plan, Fiji FA wants to build our own stadium and we are looking at a suitable venue in the West because of accommodation and sports tourism,” Patel said.

Renovation in Ba

Finally FIFA has given the funding to repair all damages at the Ba Academy.”

Nadogo ground

“Nadogo requested for sports ground and if they need a ground, they look for a land and work in partnership with Fiji FA.”

Edited by Osea Bola


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