THE sod has been cut to mark the start of the construction of the new $13 million Medeama Sporting Club’s stadium.
Speaking during the ceremonial sod cutting, Executive Vice-President and Head of West Africa for Goldfields, Alfred Baako, said the Tarkwa NA Aboso park is being demolished to pave way for the reconstruction of the stadium.
The new Medeama stadium, funded by mining multinational Goldfields, will be fully covered with 10,000 seating capacity and will boost economic regeneration and image of the mining town.
The stadium will have a retractable roof, VIP and media stands as well as an electronic scoreboard running around its perimeter.
Medeama is the most successful team in the Western region after winning the FA Cup twice. The Mauve and Yellows is a top-four finisher in the Ghanaian top-flight which has fuelled the need to revamp their home ground.
Member of Parliament for Kwadaso Constituency, S.K. Nuamah, represented the sports minister at the event and said the stadium will be a major boost for the players, coaching staff and the people of Tarkwa.
‘It will help to attract and retain talents as well as providing an excellent base for community engagement and footballing excellence in the Southern part of Ghana that will inspire future generations,’ said S.K. Nuamah.