$36M for Jean Pierre Complex Upgrade

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THE Jean Pierre Complex is set to get an upgrade at an estimated cost of $36,105,966.64.

This was stated in a release by the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT).

It stated that last month, SporTT received Cabinet approval for repairs needed to bring the 46-year-old facility up to standard and to satisfy safety requirements. 


The release stated, “This follows the refurbishment of the neighbouring and equally iconic Hasely Crawford Stadium, which hosted the Caribbean Youth Games in August 2023.”

The works at Jean Pierre Complex will include general refurbishment of the facility, along with replacement of the spectator seats, the washroom and player facilities, the scoreboard and the hard courts.

The facility was built in 1978 to host the 1979 Netball World Championships, when Trinidad and Tobago’s “Calypso Girls” were crowned joint champions in the global tournament. 

Following this victory, the venue was named after T&T netball icon, the late Eugenia “Jean” Pierre, who led the team to its finest-ever finish in the competition.


The Complex features indoor seating for 825 persons, while the outer east and west courts have a combined 9,932 seats. 

Beyond netball, the facility has hosted various sports—including volleyball, basketball, hockey, table tennis, badminton, gymnastics and martial arts—as well as a variety of cultural events.


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