The 2017 Pacific Mini Games will spur on the largest building of sporting venues since Independence of Vanuatu in 1980. The work being undertaken includes:
New Outdoor Stadium at Korman– 3000 seats in stands, 400 metre track, new infield which will be able to host Rugby and Football matches. The stadium will have change rooms, media room, VIP areas and Venue support areas. It will be fully lighted for night events.
An indoor hall with seating for 1000 will be co-located with the Stadium sharing some facilities with the stadium. The court area will be a 40 x 23.5 metre multi-purpose hall to allow the playing of multiple codes of sport including volleyball, basketball, netball, futsal.
A second indoor hall measuring 40 x 25 metres will also be built adjacent to the Stadium/Indoor Hall and it too will be a multi-purpose facility hosting Karate, Judo and Boxing.
To the East of the Stadium six tennis courts will be constructed to international standards with five competition courts and one Championship Court with seating for 300 people.
Further on from the Tennis Centre will be four new outdoor beach volleyball courts with one Championship Court and three warmup courts. The facility will also include permanent seating and athlete change areas.
To the West of the Stadium/Indoor Hall complex an outdoor Archery Range will be built with permanent seating and athlete change rooms.
The Korman complex will play host to 11 of the 13 sports as well as a variety of fan experiences at the 2017 Pacific Games including :
- The Opening and Closing Ceremony
- Rugby 7’s
- Athletics– Track and Field
- Beach Volleyball
- Table Tennis
Additional venues at Stade and FOL will be used to support practice areas and Stade will conduct football events.
The Korman complex is being funded by the Peoples Republic of China and being constructed by CCECC. The venues are expected to be completed by October 2017.
The new facilities will be a lasting legacy arising from the hosting of the 2017 Pacific Mini Games. A management plan will be established over the next 12 months to ensure ongoing utilization and maintenance of these facilities for years to come.