US Virgin Islands Governor Signs Agreement for New St Croix Soccer Facility

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - May 9, 2012

By the Caribbean Journal staff

US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has signed an agreement with the USVI Soccer Federation for the development of a new soccer facility in St Croix.

The facility, which will include bleachers, a concession stand, and dressing rooms, still needs its approximately 12-acre lease to be approved by the legislature.

“The lease with the Soccer Federation, coupled with investments we have made through the Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation at various ball fields, tennis courts, tracks and gymnasiums, are all part of ensuring that our young people have access to a wide range of sports and opportunities to develop their talents and foster relationships,” he said.

The leas signing is part of a wider effort by the administration to cultivate sports tourism in the territory, particularly on St Croix.

The agreement follows a high-profile plan to develop a multi-faceted sports complex in Federiksted, which would include a modern baseball stadium.

That project is the product of a joint public-private partnership.

Popular Posts the beach at the avila hotel in curacao

Delta Is Adding More Nonstop Curacao Flights, Citing “Booming Demand”  

Curacao is hotter than ever, with a wave of new hotels and record-breaking tourism numbers. And just a few months after Delta made its long-awaited return to the island, the carrier is adding even more flights.  The reason? What Delta […]

Looking for a Budget-Friendly Montego Bay Vacation? There's a New Hotel for That  

jamaica new hotel montego bay

It’s home to one of the most famous streets in the Caribbean, named after one of Jamaica’s global music icons: Jimmy Cliff Boulevard.  While the heavily-trafficked street has seen its share of ups and downs in recent decades, that’s been […]

When the Caribbean Island of Montserrat Was the Center of the Pop Music World

air studios in montserrat

Legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin’s dream was not just to build a recording studio in a Caribbean paradise, but to raise up the fortunes of an island he dearly loved in the process. On Montserrat, for a brief but […]

Related Posts biden

US President Joe Biden Begins Caribbean Getaway in St Croix, USVI 

The US Virgin Islands has a big fan in the White House. United States President Joe Biden has touched down at Henry Rohlsen Airport in St Croix for what has almost been an annual vacation dating back to his days […]

US Virgin Islands Tourism Continues to Soar 

us virgin islands westin

It’s been one of the biggest success stories in the Caribbean since the pandemic, and the US Virgin Islands continues to make major strides in travel and tourism.  International arrivals to the USVI are up 39 percent compared to 2019 […]

The Caribbean’s Greatest Christmas Festival Begins in St Croix, USVI

st croix christmas

It begins with a favorite phrase: “I’m Going to the Village Tonight.”  Every year, the island of St Croix hosts the undefeated champion of Christmas festivals in the Caribbean: Crucian Christmas, the island of St Croix’s treasured year-end event.  It’s […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You