Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 14:18 by Denis Chabrol
Baker Barrios Architects, Inc. Wednesday said it was in the final rounds of designing the future home of the Guyana Sports Complex in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana – a sovereign state on the northern mainland of South America.
“The master plan creates a true destination and an exciting experience for visitors, spectators and athletes, while establishing a framework for sustainable legacy development,” said Tim Baker, Principal of Baker Barrios Architects, Inc. “This expansion project will provide a central hub for athletics while offering world-class amenities for fans and state-of-the-art resources and spaces for athletes to study, train, and live.”
The Orlando, Florida-based company said contrary to a report on Tuesday, neither the Guyanese government nor Alex Bunbury or ABSAA had stated that the Guyanese government has already approved the project.
In a public address to the nation, President Granger acknowledged his commitment to promote development in an effort to strengthen national unity, expand national infrastructure and extend public services in support of a National Renaissance to capture the spirit of independence.
Anchored by a 24,000 seat National Football Stadium, the 230-acre development project will include an 80,000 square-foot training facility; 10 training fields; a co-ed sports academy; 18-hole golf course; 6,000 seat amphitheater; retail and business centers; a healthcare facility community outreach center; and a 5-star resort to include 120 rooms and 100 onsite residences.
A native of Plaisance, the retired professional athlete aims to help educate developing players and foresees Guyana forming a “power team” at some point.