Works progressing nicely at Mackenzie Sports Club ground

– venue to host international games

An ariel view of the Mackenzie Sports Club ground in Linden

Works are progressing smoothly at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground in Linden, a venue which has been earmarked to host international cricket matches in the near future.
Underground pipes and a flood drainage catchment basin are being installed, as are herringbone and perforated pipes. The upgrade includes ICC-standard lights, as the Mackenzie Sports Club ground is being prepared to host practice matches and warm-ups during ICC-hosted games in Guyana and the Caribbean.
Some 250 million has been earmarked for enhancement of grounds across the country, and the Linden ground is among those grounds to benefit. Back in January 2023, President Dr Irfaan Ali made the announcement, and works have since been in progress.
“We are right now examining a number of sports facilities in Region Ten, some of which we will upgrade; but, more importantly, in the medium term, we have to build a new stadium for you,” the President had said back in January.
The new stadium being built at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground would complement the $179 million synthetic track being laid at the Bayroc Community Centre ground in Wismar. Last December, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr., had said that inclement weather has delayed laying of the synthetic material for the new track.
Currently, there is only one synthetic track in Guyana, located at Leonora, West Coast Demerara.