Lawson Tama Stadium

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Lawson Tama Stadium
Lawson Tama Stadium.jpg
Former names Town Sports Ground
Location Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Coordinates 9°26′12″S 159°58′17″E / 9.43667°S 159.97139°E / -9.43667; 159.97139
Capacity ~10,000 - 25,000
Opened 1964
Tenants
Solomon Islands national football team
Koloale FC
Kossa FC
Makuru FC
Marist FC
Solomon Warriors
Western United
Rangers Honiara

Lawson Tama Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Honiara, Solomon Islands. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium is unique as the stand is built into the hillside so there is no official capacity but no more than 20,000 would fit the surrounding grassland.[1] The stadium hosted the 2012 OFC Nations Cup and inaugural Mini South Pacific Games in July 1981.[2]

History

Following the establishment of the British Solomon Islands Amateur Sports Association following a meeting in August 1961, the government allocated an area near the town's hospital. The ground was initially known as the Town Sports Ground, and preparation work was completed in early 1964. In 1965 plans were made to build a pavilion and other facilities.[3]

As Honiara expanded, the ground became more central. It was suggested that the ground should be renamed, with the "Hospital Ground" being one suggestion. Eventually it was named after Eric Lawson, who was heavily involved in helping to establish it.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2010-12-19.
  2. ^ INAUGURAL MINI SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES - HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS - July 1981 Archived 2013-10-30 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Sports Grounds Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia, 1893-1978
  4. ^ Lawson, Eric V. Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia, 1893-1978

External links

  • Soccerway Profile

Coordinates: 9°26′12″S 159°58′17″E / 9.43667°S 159.97139°E / -9.43667; 159.97139


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