The Gweru City Council has denied reports that they intend to lease out Ascot stadium to private players for the upgrading of the structure.
The local authority said they have rather opened their arms to corporates and private players willing to help them maintain the facility.
Ascot Stadium, located in Gweru’s Ascot high-density suburb is in a state of disrepair and remains on the ZIFA First Instance Board (FIB) blacklist for failure to meet standardisation requirements.
The stadium has been left unattended to for the past seven months even during the coronavirus crisis, with all sporting activities suspended.
The mandatory media stand and VIP stands are still to be constructed at the stadium to meet the new standard.
Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services side – Whawha – may not be able to use Ascot Stadium as their home ground when the Premier Soccer League (PSL) season commences.