Match sets balls rolling at Belize Civic Center
Basketball players hit the court in the first competitive match to be played as part of a grand opening at the Belize Civic Center.
The Smart Belize Hurricanes and the Belize City Defenders played in front of a packed crowd at the $33.9m (Belize Dollars) flagship complex in Belize City.
Douglas Walker, of Belize-based Professional Engineering Services, captured some of the action from one of the grandstands at the center and kindly sent the pictures to us. The Hurricanes triumphed 80-60 over the Defenders in an exciting game to open the arena in style.
REIDsteel performed the structural design, detailing and fabrication, including the cladding and glazing, for the landmark project.
The center’s air-conditioned arena has a seating capacity of 4,500 for sports and entertainment.
It includes international standard basketball and volleyball courts, practice courts, offices, media boxes, changing rooms, parking and even a deck area for boats to dock.
Other events lined up in May are an evening of professional boxing and a Teachers’ Day celebration and […]