• Thursday May 08, 2014

    Montserrat inspection ahead of Caribbean Cup

    Blakes Estate Stadium, located near the village of Lookout in Montserrat, will host a Caribbean Cup preliminary-round group, May 28-June 4, 2014.


    KINGSTON, Jamaica – Within the next week, a Caribbean Football Union (CFU) representative will travel to Montserrat for a final facility inspection before the nation hosts a Caribbean Cup preliminary-round group later this month.

    It will be the first time that the country will host a CFU competition.

    Three national teams – the host, Bonaire and the US Virgin Islands -- will vie for Group 1 supremacy at the Blakes Estate Stadium, located near the village of Lookout, May 28 - June 4.

    CFU President Gordon Derrick said the pending inspection is simply to confirm that everything is primed and ready to go.

    “It’s just to take a look at the hotels, field and everything, so we can be sure than everything is in place ahead of the competition,” he said.  “It is really great because it is the first time they will be hosting such a competition and it puts the smaller countries in line with being part of the program.  It gives the football lovers there an opportunity to see other teams from across the region as well.”

    On July 18, 1995, the previously dormant Soufrière Hills volcano, in the southern part of the island, became active.  Eruptions devastated Montserrat's Georgian era capital city of Plymouth and two-thirds of the island's population was forced to evacuate.

    The volcanic activity continues and mostly affects the areas surrounding Plymouth, including its docking facilities and the eastern side of the island around the former W. H. Bramble Airport.

    The 2014 Caribbean Cup is the region’s biennial championship for men’s national teams and doubles as a qualifying competition for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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