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Thomas Robinson Stadium

Thomas Robinson Stadium
Full name Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium
Location Queen Elizabeth's Sports Centre, Nassau, Bahamas
Owner Bahamas Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Culture
Capacity 15,023 (expandable to 30,000)
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1981
Opened 1981
Renovated 2005 for Caribbean Championship
Expanded February 23, 2012
Tenants
Bahamas national football team
IM Bears FC
COB
Bahamas Bowl

Thomas Robinson Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Nassau, Bahamas. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium currently has a capacity of 15,000 people, but has the ability to be expanded to hold 30,000 people.[1]

The stadium is named after Thomas A. "Tom" Robinson, a former track and field star that represented the Bahamas at several Olympic Games.[2][3]

Contents

  • Bahamas national football team withdrawal from 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 1
  • Bahamas Bowl (NCAA) 2
  • IAAF World Relays 3
  • References 4

Bahamas national football team withdrawal from 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

At the morning of Monday, 22 August 2011, Bahamas national football teamwas withdrawn by FIFA, from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Some days later, Bahamas Football Association current president Anton Sealey said the reason was due to the incomplete construction of Thomas Robinson Stadium project, in Nassau.

Bahamas Bowl (NCAA)

The Bahamas Bowl is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sanctioned Division I college football bowl game to start play in December 2014 at Thomas Robinson Stadium. The American Athletic Conference gave Conference USA its spot in the Bahamas Bowl and C-USA allowed BYU to take its spot in the Miami Beach Bowl for 2014.

C-USA also recently purchased the Bahamas Bowl and will play in the bowl four times between 2014 to 2019 and possibly all six years.[4]

IAAF World Relays

In 2014, Thomas Robinson Stadium will serve as the host of the inaugural IAAF. The Stadium will also host the 2015 IAAF World Relays.

References

  1. ^ http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/bis-news-updates/National_Stadium_will_provide_economic_opportunities_for_The_Bahamas_printer.shtml ... capacity to be expanded to accommodate 23,000 seats
  2. ^ http://www.jonesbahamas.com/news/123/ARTICLE/20122/2009-07-24.html ...the Track and Field stadium in Nassau was named in his honour.
  3. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/news/kind=100/newsid=52345.html ...The stadium in Nassau was named after him in 1981
  4. ^ http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/10852162/byu-cougars-play-inaugural-miami-beach-bowl

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