Ground Breaking for new Multi-Sport Centre and Apia Park Refurbishment Project

Today, the Office of the Pacific Games continued to move forward with their preparations for the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games, following the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Multi-Sport Centre Faleata and the Apia Park and Aquatic Centre Refurbishment Project.

The Multi-Sport Centre will host netball and badminton for next years Pacific Games. Apia Park will host Athletics, Rugby 7s, Rugby League 9s, Tennis and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

"Following the damage caused by Cyclone Evan in 2012 to the old netball indoor stadium at Apia Park and Apia Park Gymnasium, the new Multi-Sport Centre will assist significantly in hosting two sports - netball and badminton for the upcoming games." Said the CEO for SSFA and Director of Venues for the Games, Moefa’auo Salale Moananu.

"The construction of this Multi-Sport Centre aligns with government's vision to grow Faleata as the sports hub of Samoa."

"The Multi-Sport Complex will house two netball courts that adhere to international specifications. After the Pacific Games, the hope is that a venue like this helps to attract future international tournaments and tests."

The refurbishment to the Apia Park Stadium will include replacing electronics such as the audio surround sound system,  Plasma screen, grandstand seats, and a new toilet block for the Eastern Stand. This will also include renovation works for the Apia Park Tennis Courts.

The new Multi-Sport Centre and the Apia Park and Aquatic Centre refurbishment project are funded by the Government of the Peoples Republic of China.  Construction and renovation works are scheduled to be completed by May 2019.