PM to reopen Suva sports arena

The new look Vodafone Arena in Suva. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Vodafone Arena will be officially re-opened on Friday by Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama.

The Fiji Sports Council (FSC) will introduce another facility that expands its inventory to include an additional court of international standards for volleyball and netball and an additional covered area for Badminton, Gymnastics, Karate and Judo.

“In order to continue to provide sporting facilities that are of world class standard, the Fiji Sports Council has to continuously ensure a consistent maintenance process and adherence to its usage policies,” said FSC chief executive officer Litiana Loabuka.

“With this new extension comes the responsibility of maintaining it.

“The extension comprises one full-sized netball court of 907 square metres, on the side nearest the Damodar City Aquatic Centre, and a 571 square metre court, on the ticket booth side of the Vodafone arena. This adds another 1478 square meters to the original 2042 square metre arena.”

New retractable bleachers cater for an additional 834 spectators and additional seating area for more than 3000 people with the original and extended floor area combined, she said.

The new wooden flooring, bigger screens, efficient lighting systems, including new sound and ventilation systems compliant with seismic and fire requirements.

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