Belize Premiere League comes to San Pedro

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The San Pedro Seadogs returned victorious after their last away game. The Seadogs along with fans and sponsors travelled to San Ignacio on Sunday, March 25th where they went up against World FC at the Norman Broaster Stadium. Scoring goals for World FC were Carlos Vasquez and Richard Carrillo. Kent Gabourel placed the Seadogs on the scoring board in the 39th minute of the game, while Francisco Mejia scored two more goals, giving the Seadogs the win in a game of 2:3.

After almost an entire season of playing home games away from home, the Seadogs are now able to play their remaining three home games here on the island. According to SP Seadogs secretary, Phillip "Billy" Leslie, "Our request for home games has been granted. From the inception of the San Pedro Seadogs, we have been denied the chance to hold home games because of inadequate representation. The person we sent to represent us did not fight San Pedro's case, because he wasn’t from San Pedro. When the committee found this out we went and made a request to the league which is under the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) and the league looked at our request. Because the timing coincided with the FFB elections for president and other members of the league, our request was left unattended. We have three games left in this round, which includes the Easter holiday which will all be played here in San Pedro. We have made the required adjustments to the stadium and we are confident that we will win our remaining three games which will place us in contention for the other round."

In elaborating on the conditions of the Ambergris Stadium and the role that played in the rejection of the home games being played here on the island, Leslie reiterated; "The main reason why we did not have home games was our lack of representation; there was no fight for San Pedro's case. We all know that we have the right sized field. The facilities were not kept to standards of which the SP Seadog's committee has been working on. We have upgraded the restrooms; in fact we went from two restrooms to three restrooms. We have even upgraded an area for the officials to change. We are currently dialoguing with an external company to place four major light stations instead of one light in every corner. We are working to duplicate what a stadium really needs so that he lighting would not bother you. The league has agreed that we will play day games, so lighting will not be a problem."

Football fans across Ambergris Caye are invited to come out this Sunday, April 1st to cheer on the SP Seadogs as they go up against FC Belize at the Ambergris Stadium. The game starts at 2:30PM with a $10 cover charge at the gate. Other games are scheduled as follows:

DateTime

Venue

Home

Vs

Away

Apr. 82:30PM

Ambergris Stadium

SP Seadogs

Juventus

Apr. 152:30PM

Ambergris Stadium

SP Seadogs

San Felipe Barcelona

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