MCC Grounds in Belize, long ago
The Marylebone Cricket Club Grounds (MCC Grounds for short) is a Belizean football stadium, located on the Northside of Belize City, Belize.
It has traditionally been the homefield of all Belize City clubs that participate in national and international competitions. It is currently being occupied by FC Belize of the Premier League of Belize (PLB).
It also plays host to primary school and high school football competitions.
The Grounds opened in the 1950s on the site known as the Barracks and was named after an English cricket team (Belize was a British colony). The MCC has since played host to numerous matches between City teams and visitors in the Belize Premier Football League, now the Premier League of Belize, and competitions sponsored by UNCAF and CONCACAF.
Cricket is alive and well and being played (a lot) in rural Belize, ie along the Belize River between the major highways from Belize City, in the villages of Ranchito, Doublehead Cabbage, Bermudian Landing, Isabella Bank. Lemonal, Flowers Bank, Crooked Tree and Lords Bank. And there's even a team from Belmopan.
Photograph courtesy Noel Escalante
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