Workers are making progress on the historic modern 10,000-seater covered stadium in Tarkwa in the Western Region despite delays due to the coronavirus shutdown.
Officials of Goldfields – who are pumping in an increased $16 million for the redevelopment of the Tarkwa NA Aboso Park engaged the various stakeholders on the extent of work done so far on the facility on Tuesday.
The stadium when completed will be used by Ghana Premier League side Medeama and Division One League side Wassaman United.
Goldfields project manager Roger Adamah took officials round the re-construction facility in Tarkwa.
Works on the country’s first ever roofed stadium is currently standing at 18% largely to delays due to the coronavirus.
Works have resumed with alacrity with the full construction of the edifice slated for 2022.
Medeama president Moses Armah and the club’s Communication Director Patrick Akoto were in attendance.
Metropolitan Chief Executive Benjamin Kessie, who represented the Member of Parliament for Tarkwa Nsuaem George Mireku Duker was in full swing.
Goldfields will hand over the facility to the Municipal assembly when its completed in 2022.
The Municipal assembly will be in charge of the management of the new stadium which will also serve various sporting interest in Tarkwa and its environs.
Medeama will largely benefit from the new edifice as the only Premier League football club in Tarkwa and the Western region.
The 10,000 seater capacity, which is fully covered, is estimated to cost $16 million and is being funded by Goldfields Ghana Limited.
A retractable roof will be added to the stadium in a bid to modernise and convert the stadium into an avant-garde architectural icon.
The stadium will act as an economic invigorator and will contribute to strengthening the image of the mining town.
The revamped venue will also feature a complete seating capacity and involves redesigning the pitch, VIP, media stands, tickets boot, drainage amongst others.
The edifice will also boast an electronic scoreboard running around its perimeter.