Tonga to build new stadium
The stadium is set to have a 700 seat capacity.
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.