Thomas A. Robinson (TAR) National Stadium
The Thomas A. Robinson (TAR) National Stadium is named after Thomas A. Robinson, an Olympic sprinter for the Bahamas whose first medal was in 1956. The TARS National Stadium is considered a jewel of the Caribbean. This $30 million, state of the art facility, was rebuilt next to the original 1981 track (now called the old TAR).
The TAR National Stadium is a multipurpose stadium located in the 450 acre Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre. Driving distance from the Sir Lynden Pindling International Airport is approximately 9.2 miles, 3.0 miles from Cable Beach hotels and 3.5 miles from downtown Nassau.
The 15,000 seat stadium is a gift to The Bahamas from the People’s Republic of China. The 190,452 squarefoot stadium features covered chair back seating on two sides (Western and Eastern Grandstands), with seating for disabled spectators, broadcast/coaches/game operations booths, a natural grass field, IAAF certified track surface and much more. Renovations to the stadium, including a new class 1 track, press center and media center were completed in May 2014.