The Antigua Recreation Ground has not been used for more than two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week, the Cabinet agreed that it requires significant upgrading, and MP Lennox Weston said the Minister of Works would examine the state of the venue and make every effort to ready it for the Carnival festivities.
“The Double Decker … stand which has already been condemned is likely to be removed in a few weeks, creating new space for special seating during Carnival,” the last Cabinet Notes said.
Meanwhile, food vendors operating within the ARG will shortly be relocated to a completed temporary space, directly outside the grounds.
Reportedly, the Antigua Public Utilities Authority will then install running water and proper disposal for the runoff.