Thursday, May 02, 2013

Upgraded Sports Facilities

A lot of work has been done over the last year or two to upgrade the athletic facilities here on Bonaire.  A number of sports fields now have night lighting.  I can attest from personal experience that it is a lot more fun doing sports at night than under the broiling Bonaire sun.

Three soccer fields, that I've seen, have artificial turf surfaces now as well.  I'm not sure if there are any others that I haven't spotted.  I grew up playing softball on the grass, so playing on Bonaire's hard packed dirt fields was quite a change.  I'm sure playing soccer on these new fields is waaaay more fun than on the dirt.

Here is shot of the Rincon soccer stadium, with its new artificial turf surface.

1 comment:

Rich Kennedy said...

Heh heh, those hard packed dirt fields of which you write are always with me. My knees are STILL numb from slide tackles in soccer and sliding under the tag playing baseball as a TWR kid. Really, no feeling under the knee cap and I'm almost 60. I don't know if "rug burns are worse!