The Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex
Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex (the Complex),
which is situated in Wildey, St. Michael, was opened
as a sporting facility in November 1992. The Construction
of the Complex was part of a strategic initiative
by the Government of Barbados to promote sports tourism.
Complex, which is fully air-conditioned, is the island’s
premier indoor multi-purpose facility, conceived and
designed as a venue for large sporting and cultural
events. The complex has a seating capacity of approximately
4,500 to 5,000 persons.
and operations of the Complex were entrusted to The
Wildey Sports Complex Incorporated (WSCI), a non-profit
organization, incorporated under the Companies Act
of Barbados. Management was given the overall mandate
to develop and implement the marketing plan, the operations
and maintenance plan, and financial plan.
ceased operating at the end of June 1997 and until
March 31, 1999, the Complex was managed by a semi-autonomous
body, under the direction of the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Labour, Community Development and Sports.
During this period the Ministry’s policies and
procedures were followed to:
· procure goods and services
· recruit and select staff; and
· manage revenues and expenses.
July 1997 to March 1999, the General Manger had responsibility
for the day-to- day operation of the Complex and consulted
with the Permanent Secretary on policy issues.
April 1, 1999, Gymnasium Ltd. was incorporated as
a private company, with Government as the sole shareholder
under a board of directors. At present there thirty-eight
employees made up of Administrative staff, technicians
and general workers who are all managed by a General
Manager in the person of Mr. Ken Mason.