Tonga to build new stadium

The stadium is set to have a 700 seat capacity.

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The Tonga FA look to build a new stadium (Photo credit: Tonga FA)

Seating capacity is something the current field at the Loto-Tonga Soka Centre, in the capital Nuku’alofa, lack much of and would be a big step up in facilities.

The new stadium, looking set to be built where the current Loto-Tonga Soka Centre sits, is to be funded by FIFA, through the FIFA Forward 2 program.

The deadline for engineering companies to deliver their expression of interest and proposals ran out a few days ago, on September 24th.

The list of things the proposals had to include was:

  • 700 seating capacity
  • 2 Air-conditioned changing rooms (shower and toilets)
  • 2 Medical rooms
  • 1 Air-conditioned VIP room
  • 1 Media and Communication room
  • Public toilet (male/female – 6 each)
  • Disabled accessibility
  • Disabled toilets (male/female)
  • Referee room (with male/female toilets)
  • Canteen room
  • Storage room

There has yet to be announced a winner for the building project.

UPDATE: The Tonga FA have now responded to our request for a comment. They confirmed that the new stadium will be at the same location and has promised to keep Football in Oceania updated on development on the project.

 

Author: Ola Bjerkevoll

A passion for everything football and especially in Oceania. Owner of Football in Oceania.

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