Dynamos to Utilize Babourfields Stadium as Temporary Home Venue
Harare-based football club Dynamos has made arrangements to use Babourfields Stadium in Bulawayo as their temporary home venue when the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League games resume on July 1, according to sources cited by Soccer24.
Background on Venue Change
League matches were suspended to allow for renovations at the National Sports Stadium, which served as the home ground for eight out of the 18 teams in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
With a minimum of four games taking place at the stadium each week, the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) announced that it would limit the number of matches hosted there to a maximum of two per week upon the league’s resumption. As a result, clubs that relied on the National Sports Stadium as their home ground were instructed to seek alternative venues.
Choice of Babourfields Stadium
A reliable insider from Dynamos revealed to Soccer24 that the team has decided to use Babourfields Stadium as their temporary home. While Bata Stadium in Gweru was also considered, the club ultimately opted for Babourfields.
The source drew a comparison to Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa, explaining that like the popular South African team, Dynamos has supporters scattered throughout the country. Therefore, they believe they can host home matches in different cities. Babourfields Stadium was chosen due to Dynamos’ significant fanbase in Bulawayo.
Waiting for Rufaro
Dynamos intends to utilize Babourfields Stadium until their regular home ground, Rufaro Stadium in Harare is ready for use. The team is eagerly awaiting the completion of renovations at Rufaro so that they can return to their traditional home venue.
The temporary move to Babourfields Stadium provides Dynamos with an opportunity to maintain their match schedule while their home ground undergoes improvements. The club is confident that their loyal fanbase will support them in Bulawayo, ensuring a vibrant atmosphere during their matches.