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ABSAA Multi-Million $$$ Sports Complex & Stadium, Construction Scheduled for a September 2017 start

Source: http://hgptv.com/

 

GUYANA TO BENEFIT FROM STATE OF THE ART SOCCER STADIUM

by Ronald Singh May 16, 2017 News

Guyana is soon set to benefit from a US$215 million first of its kind International Soccer Stadium and Sporting Complex in Ituni Region 10.

In an interview with Guyana Daily News, Christopher Bassoo, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bassoo Global and lead Project Consultant for the stadium.

The Alex Bunbury Sport and Academic Association (ABSAA) has been a dream project of Alex Bunbury, a Guyana born Canadian hall of famer, according to Bassoo.

“The stadium is fully funded by a Canadian investment firm, the state of the art stadium is a big win for Guyana and it is rumored that famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to grace us with his presence at our grand opening,” says Mr. Bassoo.

According to Bassoo, construction is expected to commence in September and the opening is slated for late 2019 or early 2020.

The stadium will be constructed in Ituni since it will attract a number of soccer fans from Guyana’s South American neighbors. Bassoo also told this news entity that the contracts have already been signed and the team of engineers, constructing firms and a team of architects from Florida are set to begin work on the state of the art sporting complex.

“The project is moving from its planning stage towards a projected construction start in September, the efforts of project leader Alex Bunbury has seen a rapid move from conceptualization and planning, to the securing of a lease for the hundred acre facility,” Bassoo stated.

According to Bassoo the ABSAA has engaged his company as the lead consultant of the construction of the mega sporting complex.

The program is also expected to create large scale employment for Guyanese with the main objective to showcase the talents of young people. Meanwhile the construction of a US$33 million three phase baseball home is likely to be set up in Guyana as long as cabinet approves a three phase facility to be the home of baseball locally, according to officials.

Guyana Daily News understands that Major League Baseball officials are expected in Guyana within the next week to examine the area for construction of the facility.

Mr. Bassoo is expected to serve as the Chief Operations Officer for the project and also has the responsibility to manage cost and ensure timely delivering of various aspects of the project for the Guyana Baseball League (GBL).

The primary area of the facility will be a baseball field, however there will be other support facilities such as gyms, pools and an indoor multipurpose sport facility to be built, it is expected to serve as more than just a home for baseball.

The GBL is also expected to begin talks shortly with the Guyana Olympic Association members for consideration of amenities for other sporting disciplines such as basketball, badminton and tennis courts.

Source; http://guyanadailynewsgy.com/guyana-to-benefit-from-state-of-the-art-soccer-stadium

ABSAA receives funding from Canadian Institution

US$33M Three-Phase baseball home likely for Guyana

By Stephan Sookram

… MLB/World Baseball officials set for May 25 visit

Georgetown, Guyana; CABINET is considering approval for a three-phase facility to be the home of baseball locally, according to sources within the Government of Guyana.
Chronicle Sport was reliably informed that Major League Baseball (MLB) and World Baseball officials are expected in the country on May 25, to examine the possible area where the facility is to be constructed.
Chronicle Sport also understands that the facility will be located in a central area.
A call to the president of the GBL, Robin Singh, confirmed that there are moves afoot to get the facility up and running and there are sponsors ready to invest once approval is given.
“This project is the result of visionary thinking at the beginning of the cycle. We endured various ups and downs as a sport, some of our ideas worked, some failed to fire the imagination and we learned our lessons along the way,” he said.
He noted that the project will be undertaken in three phases with all of the funding expected from international corporate sources, including an MLB Franchise who will utilise the facility to establish the first MLB Academy in the country.
Also on board is Japanese sport equipment and sportswear giant, Mizuno, while one other company is expected to make a sizable investment once the approval is given.
Meanwhile prominent Attorney-at-Law Mr Kashir Khan has been appointed Chairman of Board of Directors and is tasked with overseeing the transition needs of the Amateur sporting organisation to a professional business.
Mr Christopher Bassoo of Bassoo Global has been asked by the incoming board of the GBL to serve as Chief Operations Officer for the Project and has responsibility to manage costs and ensure timely delivery of the various aspects of the project.
Mr Bassoo will serve as an ex-officio member of the GBL Board.
The GBL Board has also instructed Company president Robin Singh to institute a search for a new Chief Executive Officer from among the ranks of former MLB players. Singh will continue to act as CEO until such time as an appointment is made.
The primary area of the facility will be a baseball field. However, there will be other support facilities such as gyms, pool and an indoor multi-purpose sport facility to be built with the facility expected to serve as more than just a home for baseball.
The GBL is also expected to begin talks shortly with members of the Guyana Olympic Association for inclusion of amenities for other sporting disciplines such as basketball, badminton and tennis courts. There is also the option of including newer sports such as fencing
The facility is expected to cost US$33M.
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