Haiti - Sports : Lighting of Sylvio Cator stadium , the most modern of the Caribbean
Indeed FIFA signatory of the contract after protests from the FHF had asked Tech Line to pass power cables underground to prevent serious accidents in this country where cyclones and strong winds occur regularly.
Tech Line then requested additional funds too important for the project budget ; the two parties had not reached an agreement on a reasonable cost under the agreement, last week, the General Secretary of FIFA, Mr. Jérôme Valcke, has summoned Tech Line to make the system functional within 30 days.
After this period FIFA reserves the right to use the guarantee fund of the project to finish the work and make the system operational.
In the meantime, the FHF and the FIFA acknowledges worked perfectly in the execution of works in progress, asked to the Friends of EDH that they can make the necessary pre-installations (transformers and other...) for the connection of the new installations to the city power and to the emergency generators already installed at Sylvio Cator Stadium.
The new system replaces the old lighting which was installed in 1973 on the occasion of CONCACAF championship.
Now the Sylvio Cator stadium will have the most modern lighting of the Caribbean capable to respond to the requirements of HDTV broadcasts of 1200 Lux.
The lighting system of Sylvio Cator stadium, a gift from FIFA, with a total cost of over $ 600,000 is another manifestation of the great affection of FIFA for the haitian football family.
Installation work that had to be completed since last July 4 and be inaugurated on the occasion of the match Tempête Vs Morelia of Mexico, counting for the Champions League CONCACAF have expanded beyond this period for the reasons stated above.
Due to the extremely hot climate in Haiti for years, the FHF is working every day to gradually to provide the major parks of the country of lighting for night matches.
Thanks to its official sponsor Digicel new lighting systems are in operation since last year in St. Marc, Cap Haitien, Les Cayes and soon in other cities of the country for a football of better quality, a greater protection of the health of players, income more attractive for the Clubs.
By 2014 to play at night, international regulations impose a light output from 800 to 1200 Lux for international matches of Club or national teams.
It is in the objective to be ready at the time of entry into force of this rule that the FHF, had insisted for the new system being installed.