Thomas Robinson Stadium
|Full name||Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium|
|Location||Queen Elizabeth's Sports Centre, Nassau, Bahamas|
|Owner||Bahamas Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Culture|
|Capacity||15,023 (expandable to 30,000)|
|Renovated||2005 for Caribbean Championship|
|Expanded||February 23, 2012|
IM Bears FC
Thomas Robinson Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Nassau, Bahamas. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium currently has a capacity of 15,000 people, but has the ability to be expanded to hold 30,000 people.
Bahamas national football team withdrawal from 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
At the morning of Monday, 22 August 2011, Bahamas national football team was withdrawn by FIFA, from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Some days later, Bahamas Football Association current president Anton Sealey said the reason was due to the incomplete construction of Thomas Robinson Stadium project, in Nassau.
Bahamas Bowl (NCAA)
The Bahamas Bowl is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sanctioned Division I college football bowl game to start play in December 2014 at Thomas Robinson Stadium. The American Athletic Conference gave Conference USA its spot in the Bahamas Bowl and C-USA allowed BYU to take its spot in the Miami Beach Bowl for 2014.
C-USA also recently purchased the Bahamas Bowl and will play in the bowl four times between 2014 to 2019 and possibly all six years.
IAAF World Relays
- http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/bis-news-updates/National_Stadium_will_provide_economic_opportunities_for_The_Bahamas_printer.shtml ... capacity to be expanded to accommodate 23,000 seats
- http://www.jonesbahamas.com/news/123/ARTICLE/20122/2009-07-24.html ...the Track and Field stadium in Nassau was named in his honour.
- http://www.iaaf.org/news/kind=100/newsid=52345.html ...The stadium in Nassau was named after him in 1981
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