Wed, Jun

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) is spending in excess of $.5 million to host the Trinidad and Tobago versus Costa Rica World Cup Football qualifying match at the Dwight Yorke Stadium on June 6.
This was disclosed by Chief Secretary Orville London at last week's Wednesday post Executive Council media briefing.

London further disclosed that the THA had made a formal request to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) to have this match played in Tobago. Additionally, he said, arrangements were being made for Tobagonians to receive special ticket concessions for the game.

TTFF adviser Austin Jack Warner had quoted the admission prices to be $400 for the covered stand and $200 for the open stand.

London said this will be the first time that the Tobago born, international football icon, Dwight Yorke, will be playing at an official international tournament in Tobago at the Stadium built in his honour.

Meanwhile, London disclosed that it will cost $12 million to construct the swimming pool of international standards at Courland. The THA will partner with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) to provide this pool for Tobagonians. The sod-turning Ceremony to signal the construction of the swimming facility took place last week Tuesday.