The Hasely Crawford Stadium, which served as the venue for many major events during the Carnival period, is ready for use by the sporting fraternity. The massive infrastructure required for the events, such as Machel Monday held on 20 February and Soca Monarch finals held on 24 February, requires some time to dismantle but the dedicated team at the Stadium has been able to pull off the feat ahead of schedule.
According to the Honourable Darryl Smith, Minister of Sport & Youth Affairs, the task was a monumental one that he was confident the team could handle. "We are always mindful of the need to restore the facility, especially the playing surfaces, to their original state after the Carnival season, which is a busy one for all involved. I therefore commend the stadium management and staff for the quick turnaround time making the track and field ready by Ash Wednesday so that the national football team can continue training on their home ground ahead of the World Cup qualifier".
The Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago is responsible for the management and maintenance of the National Stadium which serves as a hub for a variety of activities, both sporting and cultural. SporTT is pleased to be able to provide a safe and high-quality for the conduct of sporting activities for all its loyal patrons and users. The senior national men's football team faces Panama and Mexico at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in World Cup qualifying on 24 and 28 March 2017 respectively.