Jean Pierre Complex To Undergo Major Refurbishment This Fiscal Year

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Jean Pierre Complex To Undergo Major Refurbishment This Fiscal Year

Jean Pierre Complex is next on the agenda of the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago to undergo major refurbishment in Fiscal 2024.

Last month, SporTT received Cabinet approval to conduct the repairs needed to bring the 46-year-old facility up to standard and to satisfy safety requirements.

The works will cost an estimated $36,105,966.64.

This follows the refurbishment of the neighbouring and equally iconic Hasely Crawford Stadium, which hosted the Caribbean Youth Games in August 2023.

In 2022, SporTT commissioned a Preliminary Facility Condition Assessment Report to evaluate the condition of the facility.

The report identified several areas for refurbishment, but also noted there are no visible signs of structural challenges at the venue.

The Complex was subsequently earmarked for repairs, following the completion of the refurbishment of Hasely Crawford Stadium.

The works at Jean Pierre Complex will include general refurbishment of the facility, along with replacement of the spectator seats, the washroom and player facilities, the scoreboard and the hard courts.

The facility was built in 1978 to host the 1979 Netball World Championships, when Trinidad and Tobago’s “Calypso Girls” were crowned joint champions in the global tournament. Following this victory, the venue was named after T&T netball icon, the late Eugenia “Jean” Pierre, who led the team to its finest-ever finish in the competition.