Residents of Morvant will for the first time witness top flight football in their community when home side Morvant Caledonia United host crosstown rivals San Juan Jabloteh in the Digicel Pro League on Sunday from 4 p.m. at the Morvant Recreation Ground, on Park Street.
This was made possible through the efforts by the Ministry of Sport, together with the Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago and the local corporation following years of lobbying by the Pro League to have community fields within the areas represented by clubs to be upgraded to a suitable standard for professional play.
While the playing surface, lighting, and the perimeter of the Morvant Recreation Ground needs improvement, efforts by the various stakeholders will give the Park Street venue a facelift in time for Sunday's Digicel Pro League clash.
On Wednesday, the ground was officials handed opened by Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Darryl Smith at a function. Present were Member of Parliament for Laventille East/Morvant, Adrian Leonce; Morvant-born NAAA president Ephraim Serrette; TT Pro League general secretary Julia Baptiste, Ricarda Nelson, general manager at Morvant Caledonia and other stakeholders.
Pro League General Secretary Julia Baptiste, said bringing the clubs back to the community has been a critical success factor in the League's strategic plan.
“This is a red-lettered day in the storied Pro League,” said Baptiste during a media briefing at the Morvant Recreation Ground on Wednesday morning, to unveil latest venue for Pro League football.
UPCOMING PRO LEAGUE MATCHES:
6pm — W Connection vs Club Sando, Ato Boldon Stadium
8pm — Central FC vs Defence Force, Ato Boldon Stadium
4pm — San Juan Jabloteh vs Morvant Caledonia United, Morvant Recreation Ground
6pm — Ma Pau Stars vs St Ann's Rangers, Ato Boldon Stadium
8pm — Point Fortin Civic vs Police FC, Ato Boldon Stadium