North Coast May 4, 2023 | 9:00 am

Deterioration affects the Cibao Oscar Gobaira Arena

Santiago.- The Gran Arena del Cibao, a significant sports facility in the Dominican Republic, has shown signs of deterioration despite recent interventions by local authorities. The roof of the arena, which is in urgent need of repair due to leaks that caused delays in the Superior Tournament, is just one of the areas that require attention. The ceiling, bathrooms, corridors, whiteboard screens, and air conditioning units are also in need of repair or replacement. Furthermore, the lack of a ventilation system during the arena’s remodeling has caused discomfort to athletes and spectators alike, and it is essential to address this issue to avoid further deterioration of the infrastructure.

Robinson Aracena, the administrator of the Superior tournament in Santiago, has also suggested that the Gran Arena del Cibao should be evaluated by a team of seismology experts to prepare for potential earthquakes. While the seats and court remain in good condition, these areas require immediate attention to prevent further damage to the facility.

Despite recent efforts to improve air conditioning, more units are required to accommodate the full capacity of the arena, which has become a popular venue for sports and entertainment events. It is essential to address the current infrastructure issues of the Gran Arena del Cibao to ensure a better experience for athletes and spectators alike.

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Paul Tierney
May 4, 2023 9:38 am

It is the culture of the RD to build and buy new and pay no attention to upkeep or periodic maintenance.