Thomas A. Robison (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 multi-purpose stadium located in the 450-acre Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre. It is used for sporting, cultural and entertainment events and other recreational activities.   
The core focus is sports tourism, social, cultural and economical development and there are entrepreneurial opportunities available. 

The 15,000-seat stadium is a gift to The Bahamas from the People’s Republic of China, and was dedicated February 25, 2012 by the former Bahamian Prime Minister, Hubert Ingraham.

The 190,452-square-foot 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 for American football and soccer, an 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.

Event Types and Opportunities
  • Hosting for Local, National, and International Track and Field
  • Local, National, and International Soccer/Football matches
  • National Festivals and Large Outdoors Concerts
  • Corporate Events, Tradeshows, Banquets, Fairs or Awards Ceremonies
  • Special Occasions – Weddings, Birthdays, Holiday Celebrations
  • Social Mixers and Theme Parties

Overview of The Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium
  • Federation Partner: BAAA
  • 15,000 seats and expandable to 30,000 seats
  • 326 - VIP Seats at Centre Field in the Western Grandstand
  • Practice & warm-up Track
  • New Event Command Centre
  • New state of the art Lynx Track Timing and Photo Systems
  • Procurement of Olympic Stadium Flooring System in support of non-athletic events (eg: entertainment events)
  • Full re-sod of Soccer Infield
  • Ample Parking

Media, Skybox and Security Information
  • Media Press Centre that holds up to 150 people, complete with Wi-Fi and Internet connections
  • 5 Sky Boxes
  • 8 Camera Decks (5 – 6 camera Decks on the ground)
  • Track Interview Room
  • CCTV Event Security System
  • New Event Command Centre
  • Police Sub-station
  • Addition of Stadium Safety Railing System
  • Open Air Stadium Suites for rental that can hold 12 - 15 members

Concessions, Rooms/Halls, Lockers and more
  • Food, Beverage and Merchandise Concessions
  • Second floor has concession bars available to general public
  • VIP entrance and secondary VIP Hall
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Locker Rooms (8) 4 on the western side and 3 on the eastern side
  • Weight Room
  • 2 First Aid Rooms
  • Gates and Ramps for Handicap
  • Elevator

Ticketing
  • 5 Ticket Offices
  • Web-based Ticketing Service

Rental Fees
  • Rental Fees - Please contact the National Sports Authority