Sports News of Sunday, 30 October 2016
Boxing fans in Ghana have plenty to rejoice over as the sport is set to be graced with a massive infrastructural boost with the new Accra Boxing Emporium set to be commissioned soon.
The state-of-the-art boxing arena located at Korle Lagoon in Accra is drawing close to completion and will officially be commissioned on the 4th of November, according to sources.
The area is very close to Bukom, where Ghana’s boxing talents have been groomed over the years, but for many decades has lacked a facility to give budding boxers the best training for their professional careers.
The opening of the 7,000 seater sports complex is expected to be a grand three day event including musical concert and boxing.
The facility also has an indoor arena that can seat a maximum of 2,000 spectators for the sport.
President John Dramani Mahama first mentioned the site’s construction to Ghana’s Parliament in his State of The Nation address last February.
The open-air edifice will feature additional facilities such as a conference hall, shops, a restaurant, a clinic, an aerobics gym, a school block, a seating and standing area for the physically challenged, a swimming pool and also physiotherapy and spa.
The new boxing and sports complex being built by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) near the Korle Lagoon will be commissioned this year. This will give opportunity to young people in Bukom and surrounding areas who have the passion for boxing to realise their dreams,” said Mahama during the address.