FFB Stadium ready for CONCACAF Championship League
Saturday, July 26th, 2014
With the CONCACAF 2014/2015 Champions League scheduled to start Tuesday, August 5th, final construction work is being made at the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) Stadium to meet international standards. The Belmopan Bandits were drafted on Wednesday, May 28th to compete in the league, on the condition that FFB would renovate the only FIFA certified stadium in Belize to have all amenities that other international fields possess.
The FFB Stadium received $1.8 million from FIFA for the upgrade. Those include proper lighting, seating for 5,000 people, separate shower stalls and locker rooms for participating teams and referees, and a football pitch landscaped with Bermuda grass (a special type of grass required by FIFA standards).CONCACAF officials inspected the stadium on Thursday, June 19th and Friday, June 20th. Even though the football pitch was not completed at the time, officials declared that the FFB Stadium met required standards, thus allowing the Belmopan Bandits to participate in the CONCACAF Champions League. The football pitch has recently been completedand the field is now fully prepared for the first match.
The Belmopan Bandits will be competing as part of group seven in the tournament against Club León from Mexico and AD Isidro Metapán from El Salvador. The match will be played at either Estadio Nou Camp, in León City, Mexico, Estadio Cuscatlán in San Salvador City, El Salvador or FFB Stadium in Belmopan City, Belizedepending on which team is hosting the match.
The CONCACAF Champions League schedule for group seven is as follows:
To see full schedule visit www.concacaf.com/category/champions-league/schedule-results.
We wish the Belmopan Bandits the best of luck in the tournament!
CONCACAF- The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football
FIFA- The Fédération Internationale de Football Association
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