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Stadium plan


BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Stadium plan

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THE BARBADOS NATIONAL STADIUM is facing more structural challenges.

This comes after three primary school pupils were injured by falling pieces of concrete while attending track meets at the country’s main outdoor stadium recently.

And for the next three days, the busiest of the schools’ track and field season, organisers have been forced to spread out numbers at the almost 45-year-old facility, and to introduce special “catching nets” to prevent the recurrence of injuries.

Following a meeting last Friday with the various stakeholders and engineers, it has also been decided that no more than 600 people would be allowed in each stand during this week’s National Primary Schools Athletic Championship (NAPSAC) and Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championships (BSSAC) events. (BA)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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