Warner Park Stadium, Basseterre, St Kitts

Published: Tuesday, February 27, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Capacity: 10,000
Matches: Group stage

Located in Basseterre, capital of the beautiful islands of St Kitts&Nevis, the Warner Park Stadium is the first of the new World Cup stadiums to open. This brand new stadium has hosted a Test and one-day international against India in the recently held Indo-Windies series. It has a seating capacity of 4,000 that has been increased to 10,000 with the erection of temporary stands. It also has been renovated with new facilities for media, spectators and players. It will play host to the opening round matches. Island factfile:

Capital city: Basseterre
Other major city: Charlestown
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Population: Approx 31,880
Climate: St. Kitts-Nevis has a tropical climate influenced by the NE trade winds. There is a steady cool breeze for most of the year and humidity is low at 71%. Average temperature ranges are from 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit) to 27 degrees Celsius (81 degrees Fahrenheit) all year.Languages: English and other local dialects

Tourist spots: Major tourist attraction of the island includes Basseterre, the capital of St Kitts&Nevis, Charlestown, the largest town and commercial center of Nevis, Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, known as the 'Gibraltar of the West Indies', St Kitts' Plantation Inns with distinctive stone cottages furnished with antiques, a library, sitting room and 25 acres of land filled with the scent of sugarcane, Oualie Beach, an amazing outing location and Verchild's Mountain, the mountain with a pond surrounded by dense tropical vegetation.

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