THE football field at the Police Barracks in St James was reopened on Friday with Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith making the first save on the refurbished field, which is of international standard.
Among those who attended the launch were senior men’s national coach Terry Fenwick, former national footballers Brent Sancho and Stern John, and members of the Superior Landscaping and General Contracting Company Ltd, who were in charge of the project.
Griffith said, “This can very well be a game-changer. This is arguably one of, if not the best football field in the country at this time and the only way that could continue to be is a word that we seem to be lacking because we love to build things and not maintain. Maintenance is going to be critical to ensure that this remains a ground that can match with any ground in the world.”
General manager of Superior Landscaping Rezan Ogeer said the surface was uneven and the four-month project included constructing proper drainage. The cost of the job was roughly $800,000 and the field measures 102 metres long and 65 metres wide.
After the opening ceremony Fenwick, John, Sancho and Griffith’s son Gary Griffith III were among those who took shots at Griffith in goal to officially open the ground.