Garfield Sobers Gymnasium

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Wildey Gymnasium from a hillside to the north.

The Garfield Sobers Gymnasium (or occasionally the "Wildey Gym") is one of the main government-owned indoor sporting facilities located in the country of Barbados. Able to accommodate close to 5,000 people, it is situated northeast of the ABC Highway within the Sir Gary Sobers Sports Complex. Normally hosting many student, professional as well as charity sporting events to the wider Barbadian community, it has also become home to song contests, entertainment shows, basketball, volleyball, and bodybuilding events in addition to badminton contests. "The Gymnasium" is located in the neighbourhood of Wildey, Saint Michael. Also found at the Sir Gary Sobers Sports Complex are tennis courts and an Aquatic Centre. The Wildey Gymnasium was completed in November, 1992. In both 2005 and 2017[1] it underwent a sponsored refurbishment under grants by the Chinese government. In June 2017 a fire burned on the site located in some debris and refuse outside the main building during renovation construction.[2][3]

The Garfield Sobers Sports Complex falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports.

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  1. ^ Wildey Gymnasium officially re-opened (Staff writer), CREATED: 2 SEPTEMBER 2017, LoopBarbados.com
  2. ^ Fire at the Wildey Gymnasium, (BY KERRI GOODING), CREATED: 1 JUNE 2017, LoopBarbados.com
  3. ^ Fire outside Wildey Gym (By JUSTIN MARVILLE), Added 01 June 2017, Barbados Daily Nation Newspaper

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Coordinates: 13°05′27″N 59°34′34″W / 13.09083°N 59.57611°W / 13.09083; -59.57611