NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Minister of Works Desmond Bannister gave an update on the progress of the new Andre Rodgers National Baseball Complex on Thursday during his contribution to the 2021-22 budget communication.
According to Bannister, the stadium, which can hold up to 9,000 people, is about 60 percent complete and is expected to cost almost twice as much as the original $17 million projection.
“There are a number of outstanding civil design matters to be completed,” Bannister said.
“The contractor is in the process of executing the work required to bring permanent power to the site. The preparation for the field construction has begun. The scoreboard, seating, and stadium lighting have been ordered.”
Bannister’s comments that the stadium is 60 percent complete contradicts comments made last year by project architect Michael Foster, who said during a media walkthrough, that the stadium was “70-80 percent” complete.