Update on the upgrading of Sport Facilities for 2013

Little League Ball Park:

The preparation of a major renovation of the complex is being prepared, these works are scheduled to start at end of July or beginning of August 2013. The St. Maarten Little League  

Association will be hosting the XXIX Latin American and Caribbean Little League Senior Division Championship from July 5th to 14th 2013. Because of this major international tournament MNO is currently busy with the renovation of the complex in order to host this tournament. At the moment the field has already been prepared for the tournament. Also the fencing around the field has been repaired. MNO is working hard to finalize painting up the complete bleacher building and repair the existing toilets to host the tournament. MNO is also working hard in close cooperation with the Ministry of VROMI to find a solution for the broken field lighting. As a part of the bigger renovation of the complete complex the works on the wall surrounding the complex are presently being executed as well. The new construction will also include a new bleacher building on the left field line which will include access for the handicapped. The field will also be outfitted with permanent grass, an office building and concessions building will also be renovated.


Belvedere Sportsfield:

Due to the planned renovations on RISC and Little League Ball Park, MNO is preparing an alternative location for sport clubs to practice. A suitable location has been designated in Belvedere, next to the Cruyff Court known as the Belvedere Sports field.

MNO is currently cleaning the field and surrounding areas to make it usable again. Two removable football goals will also be placed on the field, so it can be used for both football and baseball activities during the coming months. The clean-up works are scheduled to be completed by mid-next week. For the period of time that RISC is under construction, the Sports field will be maintained by MNO.

The Belvedere Community will also have access to this playing field.

Raoul Illidge Sport Complex:

MNO is currently working on the preparation of this project. The project is scheduled to start the second week of July 2013. All the materials needed for the project are ordered and the first eight 40ft containers with the materials are leaving from Europe this weekend. The week after a shipment from the US is leaving consisting of 10 more containers. Currently some minor works have been executed on the field to determine the condition of the existing structure. In the following two weeks MNO will start to build up their site office and storage area on the project site. The project is scheduled to be completed by November 2013.