Hasely Crawford Stadium

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Hasely Crawford Stadium
The Stadium
The Hasely Crawford Stadium in January 2013 during a track and field event
Location Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Owner Government of Trinidad and Tobago
Operator Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago
Capacity 23,000
Surface Grass
Opened 12 June 1982[1]
Tenants
Trinidad and Tobago national football team

The Hasely Crawford Stadium, formerly the National Stadium, is located in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. It was inaugurated and formally opened by Prime Minister George Chambers on 12 June 1982. On 30 December 1996, Prime Minister Basdeo Panday officially designated it "The Hasely Crawford Stadium", after the first person from Trinidad and Tobago to win an Olympic gold medal.

The stadium, which is sometimes used by the Trinidad and Tobago national football team, hosted the final of the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship. It also hosted games at the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

Currently the stadium has a capacity of 22,575 with the installation of individual seats however on 19 November 1989 Trinidad and Tobago played the USA in a winner takes all WC qualifying match in front of somewhere between 30,000 - 40,000 fans.[2] Its theatre-style VIP Room holds 250.

Trinidad and Tobago vs Cuba Qualifying Match for the 2010 World Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tobago, SporTT - The Sports Company of Trinidad and. "Hasely Crawford Stadium". www.sportt-tt.com. 
  2. ^ "Relive Trinidad and Tobago 0-1 USA, Nov. 19, 1989". 

Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation accessed 2006-06-11

http://www.sportt-tt.com/Facilities/HaselyCrawfordStadium.aspx

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Preceded by
North Harbour Stadium
Auckland
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Final Venue

2010
Succeeded by
Tofiq Bahramov Stadium
Baku

Coordinates: 10°39′41.48″N 61°31′58.92″W / 10.6615222°N 61.5330333°W / 10.6615222; -61.5330333