Hasely Crawford Stadium
The National Stadium was inaugurated and formally opened by the Honourable G M Chambers PM of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago 12th June 1982.
The National Stadium was officially designated The Hasely Crawford Stadium by Prime Minister Basdeo Panday on Monday December 30th 1996.
Hasely Joachim Crawford was born on August 16th 1950 in the city of San Fernando. At the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada he won the 100m finals becoming T&T’S first Olympic gold medalist. He was bestowed with the country’s highest honour, the Trinity Cross in 1978 and was named Trinidad and Tobago’s athlete of the millennium in 2000.
He continues to inspire younger generations more than 30 years since he won the Olympic gold medal. This stadium serves as a constant reminder of his legacy and patriotic spirit.
HCS‘s versatility allows it to accommodate a variety of events. The HCS is 7km in area. The capacity of the stadium is approximately 23,000.