More than two decades after being constructed, the Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium is finally getting a new facelift in preparation for the PNG Games later this year.
The facility is among 19 other sporting venues in Lae city which are undergoing renovations.
The Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium was built in the early ninety’s; purposely for the 1990 South Pacific Games in Lae and Port Moresby.
Over the last twenty years, the facility has been used to host major sporting events including the third PNG Games in Lae in 2007.
In preparation for the PNG Games this year, the PNG Sports Foundation decided to give the facility a major revamp as part of the contribution towards the staging of the games.
The stadium has seen drastc improveMen’s taking place over the last six weeks both at the outdoor and indoor complex.
The netball, volleyball and swimming facilities are all undergoing refurbishment works, to meet the international standards for our athletes.
Other nineteen sporting facilities in the city including the hockey reserve, basketball, soccer and others at the University Of Technology will also get improveMen’s once funding from the National Government is ready.
Meanwhile, the PNG Games Organising Committee have also received wide spread sponsorship support from the business community in Lae towards the staging of the games.