Class A Athletics Facility on Track
Germiston stadium – also known as the Herman Immelman Stadium – which often plays host to a number of sporting events has been closed for renovations since 4 November 2019.
The tracks needed to be resurfaced as result the wear and tear over the years. The main field will also receive attention – both field B and C are not affected by the renovations and are still operational. Renovations include new irrigation system, main field being redone, new drainage system as well as the stadium tunnel.
When the renovations are complete Germiston stadium will be the first and the only World Athletics (IAAF) class one facility in Gauteng. A class 1 facility is one with a synthetic surface and is accredited by the international governing body for athletics to host international track and field events. The stadium will have international recognition, validating any national / world records. There are currently three class one tracks in the country.
The synthetic running surface is a Swiss product Conica, imported and installed by a local company, CK Industries. Other work to be done include paving around the athletics track, an upgraded irrigation system, subsoil drainage to improve the soccer field and a new entrance tunnel to the stadium.
Work is expected to be completed by end July and reopened for use in August 2020.
Renovation are set to cost just over R18m.