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#509462 - 11/26/15 03:22 PM New Belize City Civic Center Underway  
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In September of 2013 the old Belize City Center was torn down with great hope and anticipation for the start of the construction of a new first class facility that would serve the needs of Belize City residents. After waiting for two and a half years, Belize city residents will shortly see that promised construction.

A few days ago work teams began to move into the space which was left after the old structure was torn down and the groundwork has commenced for the construction. After signing a contract on October 8, 2015, JVCA Medina’s Construction Ltd/International Environments Ltd. began the work. Valued at BZ$32,940,261.34 the new facility will include civil works and FIBA certified equipment.

In a release from Belize Infrastructure Limited (BIL) it states that: “The new Belize City Center Arena and Cultural Complex design will qualify for world championship women’s U-21 and U-19 world championship men and women events. There will be three (3) interior practice basketball courts, and one (1) professional center court. The design allows for designated seating for up to 4000 for games and 5000 for indoor entertainment events such as conventions, concerts and other sporting events such as boxing and volleyball. Seats are individual and are numbered by rows. The design also includes post game rooms, media rooms, administration room and more concessions space. The new Belize City Center will be fully air conditioned and fully handicapped accessible. The facility will be equipped with stage and event performance space and back of house facilities. The size and careful design of the building footprint and structural placement allows for a broader range of vehicles that will now be able to park under the building. The interior function of the building was completed in accordance with FIBA standards and in conjunction with approved consultancy input. Exterior design allows for multiple plazas to accommodate recreational sports and parks, including two (2) outdoor basketball courts, one (1) 5 on 5 soccer field, skateboard parks just to name a few. It caters to hosting outdoor entertainments with Security features, Police and Ambulance Zones.

Construction has already commenced and is expected to go for 24 months and is in fulfillment of the UDP Government’s pledge for the construction of a state of the art sporting facility in Belize City.

The Guardian

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Belize City Center going up

The frame for the Belize City Center is starting to take shape and excitement rises with every beam that is erected next to the BelCan Bridge.

Belize City basketball players have been homeless since September of 2013 when the old Belize City Center was torn down. The only “reliable” venues for hosting basketball competitions since have been the Birds Isle and Belize Elementary Auditorium. Without trying to be ungrateful to a welcoming host, Birds Isle would not qualify to host any mid-level league anywhere else in the world. At any time now, someone may fall through that court. It does have sentimental appeal so maybe the National Institute of Culture and History should look into establishing it as a landmark. The Elementary Auditorium is basically a hot box trapped inside a microwave oven. One of the three point line is further than the other and most ballers swear that one of the rims is higher than the next. Apart from that, the facility provides a decent playing experience. However, Belize City ballers are ready to go back home.

JVCA Medina’s Construction Ltd/International Environments Ltd. signed contracts with the Belize Infrastructure Limited (BIL) on October 8, 2015 and in November of 2015, work teams began to move into the City Center compound to get the project off the ground. According to BIL, the new Belize City Center Arena and Cultural Complex design will qualify for world championship women’s U-21 and U-19 world championship men and women events. There will be three interior practice basketball courts and one professional center court. The design allows for designated seating for up to 4000 for games and 5000 for indoor entertainment events such as conventions, concerts and other sporting events such as boxing and volleyball. Seats are individual and are numbered by rows. The design also includes post game rooms, media rooms, administration room and more concessions space. The new Belize City Center will be fully air conditioned and fully handicap accessible. The facility will be equipped with stage and event performance space and back of house facilities. The size and careful design of the building footprint and structural placement allows for a broader range of vehicles that will now be able to park under the building. The interior function of the building was completed in accordance with FIBA standards and in conjunction with approved consultancy input. Exterior design allows for multiple plazas to accommodate recreational sports and parks, including two outdoor basketball courts, one 5 on 5 soccer field and skateboard parks just to name a few. It caters to hosting outdoor entertainments with security features, police and ambulance Zones.

The value of the contract is BZ$32,940,261.34 and construction is expected to be completed by December of 2017.

The Guardian

#509601 - 12/02/15 05:13 AM Re: New Belize City Civic Center Underway [Re: Marty]  
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Construction begins on new Belize City Center





#510101 - 12/22/15 05:10 AM Re: New Belize City Civic Center Underway [Re: Marty]  
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By Abdulmajeed K Nunez

32 million fi wah city centre
Holy smokes we must all be in a drunken stooper!
I wonder how they will share the cutbacks?
Will GoB come up again off the people’s backs?
Isn’t this the horse before the cart?
Is it that our priorities are warped?
Truth is that centre could be built for a few million
But half the money will be spend on consultation
How was this bid given to Medina Construction?
Are there any relations between Medina and the big man?
Is he being rewarded for his helping UDP win the elections?
I did not see any bid out on this one
Did anyone?

Belize has no sporting programs
There is no single event that would draw 5,000
Except for a PUDP rally or convention
So why the building before the programs?
Belize does everything in reverse
If the PM declares everyone would take a bath before putting on undies
When the PM declares all cronies become zombies
When the PM declare you all forgot KHMH lost thirteen babies
If the PM declares everyone clean their ass before they defecate
When the PM declared Greg Cho was rejected to nomination to the senate
If the PM declares everyone would give up their birthright
Since the PM declared the cane farmer want a raise on sugar price
Since the PM declared the unions been sacrificed
Since the PM declared the Mayan have gotten another judgement in their fight
They will not give up their birthright

We’re spending 32 million
When to fix the Bliss it would only cost five million
To get proper training for the hostel staff it would cost five million
To start a non-sporting youth program it would cost five million
To finish Marion Jones it would cost five million
The fact in issue to construct a multi- complex in Florida it only cost five million
To fix the MCC it would cost less than five million
To do a housing project for Port would cost less than five million
This would include drainage and septic for everyone


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