Alexandra Park stadium to get R30?million upgrade

2014-11-14 00:00

ALEXANDRA Park athletics stadium is set to be upgraded to the tune of almost R30 million.

And, if funding is obtained, a further upgrade could see the city injecting a total of over R63 million into the sporting facility.

The initial upgrade will include commercial suites for lease on the main pavilion, enlarging the medical facilities, enlarging the gymnasium to accommodate commercial users, doubling the restaurant’s size and enlarging the management offices.

Other features are additional seating, with padded seats for VVIPs, and a new irrigation system to be installed to develop the existing grass pitch.

Msunduzi municipal manager Mxolisi Nkosi said the proposed additions and alterations will enhance the usefulness of the stadium.

The Democratic Alliance caucus leader, councillor Bill Lambert, said the development will be a plus for the city.

“It will be one of our iconic destinations as it will attract tourists and bring money to the city.

“The sooner it is completed, the better,” he said.

This was echoed by fellow DA councillor Judith Lawrence, who said the stadium would be an ideal place for practice for athletes.

The project is expected to be completed in September next year.


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