Marvin Lee Stadium
|Joe Public F.C.|
Marvin Lee Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Macoya, Trinidad and Tobago which is housed together with the Dr. João Havelange Centre of Excellence. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Joe Public F.C.. The stadium holds approximately 6,000 people.
The stadium was named after the National U-20 football captain, a standout defender at the time, who sustained head and neck injuries suffered in a collision with Landon Donovan in an U-20 game versus the USA. He was left paralysed after the incident and succumbed to illness as a result of his weakened state. Lee was later recognised by the TT Government for his service to the Nation and is remembered as a strong-willed individual who refused to let his injuries get the better of him.
In 2007, the Stadium became the first in the Caribbean to have an artificial playing surface, costing TT$8 million, which was made possible through a FIFA development grant. The first game was a TT Pro League encounter, where Caledonia AIA scored a narrow win over Joe Public F.C.. It was also host on June 15, 2008 to a World Cup qualifier between Trinidad and Bermuda which Bermuda won in a big upset 2 to 1. Trinidad would bounce back to win the return match in Bermuda 2 to 0 to advance to the 3rd round.
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