The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation has announced that the two remaining home matches in the Concacaf Qualifiers for both the male and female senior teams will be played overseas.
In a press release on Tuesday, the federation said it received a correspondence on Oct. 16 from the National Sports Council indicating that St. Vincent and the Grenadines will host games in the 2024 T20 Cricket World Cup.
As a result, extensive rehabilitation is underway at the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex in preparation for these games and the Concacaf Nations League Qualifiers scheduled for Nov. 21 and the Concacaf Women’s Road to Gold Cup Qualifiers on Dec. 5, 2023, cannot be played at the Arnos Vale Sporting Complex, the federation said.
“The SVGFF explored various options locally, including the possibility of hosting the matches at Victoria Park. Unfortunately, these efforts did not yield approval.
“In response to this situation, the SVGFF has been diligently working to secure alternative venues for these matches,” the federation further stated, adding that it is in communication with two member associations to host the SVG home games.
“The male team’s qualifier will now take place in Grenada on Nov. 21, and the female team’s qualifier will be held on Dec. 5.
“Our primary choice for hosting is Trinidad and Tobago, with Grenada as our secondary option,” the federation said, adding that it will provide necessary updates as arrangements for these upcoming matches are finalised.
“We are also exploring the possibility of organising travel for a limited number of supporters to accompany our teams to these matches.
“We would like to express our gratitude to our loyal fans, partners, and sponsors for their continued support. We remain committed to the development and success of football in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and are determined to make the best of the unforeseen situation,” the federation said.