Operators of the new national stadium, a gift from the People’s Republic, are struggling.
The latest problem is electrical. The Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y de Arquitectos has offered to inspect the public facility after there was an outage. But the colegio said that stadium staffers were running the lights and other electrical devices off a backup generator.
The stadium was designed to take its power from the national electric grid and not from an emergency generator, said the colegio. The statement suggested that more attention needs to be paid to maintenance and upkeep.
There was no time given for a possible inspection. The stadium already is in trouble with the health ministry for noise pollution. That is having a serious effect on the neighbors. The stadium is in Sabana Oeste at the northwest corner of Parque La Sabana.