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12/12/2016 08:40:32

Haiti - Sports : The security of Sylvio Cator Stadium Threatened

Following a decision by the state authorities to open the Street Dehoux segment alongside the national stadium Sylvio Cator and giving direct access to the stands, the Haitian Football Federation (FHF), in a note, said it was extremely concerned.

The FHF recalls that last Monday, a team of the Ministry of Public Works began to dismantle the South-East and South West barriers without even informing the leaders of the Federation entity owner of the Stadium. In front of the astonishment of the employees of the Stadium the team of the Ministry of Public Works postponed the works...

The FHF has already alerted the Government, in particular the de facto President Jocelerme Privert, to recall that the delimitation perimeters of the Stadium were executed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in accordance with the "Guide to the Construction of Football Facilities" which recommend a sterile space around football stadiums for safety reasons : the Ministry in the project "Return to Stadium 1995-1998" was the prime contractor for the work financed by the Government in order to re-certify the Stadium in international competitions.

Despite this work, the Sylvio Cator stadium still suffers from a serious security deficit since a street is a public market at the Rue Oswald Durand still exists on the North side obliging players and officials to pass in the middle of the public to reach the stadium


By demolishing the structures put in place by the Government in 1995 to empower Haiti and its only stadium to receive international competitions, not only made a back but above all in a high - risk area, are putting in jeopardy the very expensive investments made by FIFA (over US $ 6 million) over the past three years, notably a new generation astroturf lawn and a very expensive electric generator supplying the lighting of 1200 lux for the retransmissions in HD essential to be able to receive official matches of competition...

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