Port of Spain has been the capital of Trinidad and Tobago since 1757 and is the hub of the republic’s booming economy. This can be seen in the architecture which consists of new developments nestled among historical buildings, speaking to the city’s rich history. Port of Spain has a successful record of hosting regional and international meetings, conferences and events and is also an important financial services centre for the region. The city offers a number of options for relaxation and enjoyment ranging from cultural experiences like pan yards, threatres, museums and art galleries, to shopping, nightclubs, sports bars, entertainment complexes and restaurants that provide a wide range of local and international cuisine.
The Hasely Crawford Stadium, located in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, is predictably named after one Hasely Crawford, the first person from Trinidad and Tobago to win an Olympic gold medal. Originally built as the National Stadium in 1980, it was re-named to honour Crawford in 2001. The stadium holds approximately 27,000 people.