VENUES

All roads will lead the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre for the sixth instalment of the Commonwealth Youth Games. The multi-disciplined sporting facility will be the venue primary venue for eight of the sporting competitions. Cycling will take place on the roads of New Providence.

Athletics – Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium

The Thomas A. Robinson Stadium (TAR) is a world-class facility with a seating capacity of over 15,000. It has been the venue for a number of international athletic competitions and championships and has recently hosted the IAAF World Relays in April 2017. The recent refurbishment of TAR included the complete track resurfacing resulting in first class IAAF certification. It has eight lanes around the track and nine lanes on the straight. It also has a FinishLynx timing system, photo finish room, call room, four long jump pits, two pole vault pits, two discus and shot put circles. The warm-up track is adjacent to the TAR Stadium.

 

 

Beach Soccer – Bahamas Football Association National Stadium

Beach Soccer will take place at the Bahamas Football Association Facilities, which hosted the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup from April 27 – May 7, 2017. The facility was completed in April 2017.

Beach Volleyball 

Beach Volleyball will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Center in a newly built facility, located directly northwest of the National Tennis Center.

Boxing & Judo – Sir Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium

The Sir Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium (KGLIG) is a multi-purpose facility located at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Center, adjacent to the TAR, and is the primary venue for Basketball games in New Providence. The Gymnasium can accommodate 2,100 spectators and is equipped with electronic scoreboards, air conditioning, male and female bathrooms and changing rooms. A new wooden sprung floor has recently been installed.

 

Cycling – Streets of New Providence

The Cycling Events will take place on the West Bay Street, Clifton Pier, South Ocean loop – each lap is equivalent to 5.8 miles.

Rugby Sevens – Old Thomas A. Robinson Stadium

The Rugby Sevens event will be held on a pitch in the centre of the Athletics warm up track, adjacent to the TAR Stadium. The Rugby Pitch will have a seating capacity of 1,000 seats.

Swimming – Betty Kelly-Kenning National Swim Complex

The Betty Kelly-Kenning National Swim Complex opened in 2001 and has received Olympic, international and CARIFTA certification. It has hosted the CARIFTA Games and the Bahamas’ National Swimming Championships.

 The swimming pool comprises a 50 metre, 10 lane heated competition pool and an adjacent 25 metre warm- up pool with eight lanes for training. It has an Art Colorado five-timing system, audio system with a seating capacity of 500 with expansion for an additional 500 seats. It also has lighting and male and female changing rooms.

Tennis – National Tennis Center

The National Tennis Center is an international approved facility and has been the host of the Davis Cup and the Bahamas Women Tennis Open. There are nine championship courts, electronic scoreboards, players’ lounge and male and female changing rooms. The current seating capacity of 1,000 will be supplemented with an additional 500 temporary seats.