The Government of Belize, through the Belize Infrastructure Limited, held a soft launch of the Ambergris Stadium this past weekend with two soccer matches played at the newly constructed sports facility.
The stadium is still a few weeks from final completion but the island of Ambergris Caye was treated to more than a sneak preview of the Ambergris Stadium facilities. Those in attendance of the friendly matches enjoyed the actual first time use of the new synthetic turf field and its complimenting lighting system.
“Last night was one of the proudest moments I have had,” commented Councilor Hector ‘Tito’ Alamilla who has been arduously working alongside Belize Infrastructure Limited to complete the stadium; his portfolios include sports and youth development. “It was a night that a community came out and supported the beautiful game of football. Three countries displayed their talent on the field. Events like these unite a community open doors to our youth; it also brings out entire families. Thank you to all who were part of this event and helped in organizing this first of a kind event.”
The sporting event was being held to o commemorate San Pedro’s annual Township Day, but those ceremonies were postponed due to bad weather. Fans enjoyed friendly games between SP Veterans and Mexico’s Auditoria FC and SP Football Club and USA’s Real Cuauhtemoc FC
While much of the civil works remain to be completed, as well as additional items on the building facility, the lighting and turf are ready; work continues on the stadium to have it complete.