Larry Gomes Stadium
|Address||Malabar, Trinidad and Tobago|
The Larry Gomes Stadium is a multi-use stadium located in Arima, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. It got its name after Larry Gomes, a famous cricketer because thanks to him the West Indies managed to win against the team from Australia in 1984. It used to be the permanent home ground of Morvant Caledonia United, a professional football team in Trinidad and Tobago that was founded in 1979.
The stadium was specially built for the U-17 World Cup that took place in 2001. The official opening ceremony was held on 15th May 2001. It was also the venue for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup that took place in 2010, and a range of other major sportive events.
Its total capacity is 10,000 people. There are 2,700 covered places, while the remaining 7,300 are uncovered. The stadium also features 168 VIP seats as well as 25 VVIP seats.
The Larry Gomes Stadium has hosted teams from different countries, including Paraguay, Mali, Iran, Japan, Ireland, Canada, North Korea, Spain, South Korea, and many others. The stadium is suitable for different kinds of sports, including football, athletics, karate, box, and others.
It is also used for different non-sportive events, such as family days, sporting events for schools, corporate events, religious events, and more.