The architectural design and lack of space will make it impossible for Accra Hearts of Oak to honour Premier League matches at the Pobiman Sports Complex when completed.
Hearts plan to construct a first class soccer academy at Pobiman to house their U-15, U-17 and U-19 youth teams, while the senior team uses the facility for training purposes ahead of matches.
The CEO of Hearts, Frederick Moore, said the club’s long-term plan was to build its own stadium in the future but the focus now was to see the Pobiman project in place.
“If we have to build our stadium we would have to consider the capacity, looking at the large number of supporters who patronise our games,” he explained.
In an interview with GTV Sports+, Mr Moore stated that Hearts had the most supporters in the country and that it was only a handful who often turn up to watch their games.
He, however, said that as the team progressed, they hoped all their supporters would come back, hence the need to build a big stadium to suit the increasing numbers and accommodate everyone.
“The space at Pobiman doesn’t give us the capacity to fit in with a large sitting stadium, which is the difficulty we face as a club at the moment,” he admitted.
The project, which begins in July, is expected to be completed within six months, with K.A Estate Limited, a local firm, contracted by Hearts to build the ground structure, while the main structure will be constructed by Turkish firm, Prefabex Modular Building Solutions.
The Pobiman complex will house a staff residence, senior housing unit, gym, training centres (pitches), laundry, swimming pool, lockers, toilet facilities, kitchen and dining hall.
Source: Daily Graphic
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