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. 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 15,000-seat stadium is a gift to The Bahamas from the People’s Republic of China. 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.

The National stadium is relatively close to all competition venues. The main accreditation center, the Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium is located within the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre complex just a short walk from the track. The athletes’ hotel, CARIFTA Family and Media hotels are located just a short 10 minutes drive away.