However, the massive infrastructure which requires some time to dismantle has been able to become sport ready ahead of schedule.
Minister of Sport & Youth Affairs Darryl Smith said the task was a monumental one that he was confident the team at the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT) could handle.
"We are always mindful of the need to restore the facility, especially the playing surfaces, to their original state after the Carnival season, which is a busy one for all involved. I therefore commend the stadium management and staff for the quick turnaround time making the track and fieldready by Ash Wednesday so that the national football team can continue training on their home ground ahead of the World Cup qualifier".
The senior national men's football team faces Panama and Mexico at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in World Cup qualifying on March 24 and 28 respectively.
SporTT is responsible for the management and maintenance of the National Stadium which serves as a hub for a variety of activities, both sporting and cultural.
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