The first National High Performance Center (CNAR) for Women’s Soccer in South America was inaugurated last Friday, October 5 in San Felipe, Yaracuy state.
With the presence of authorities from the World Football governing body (FIFA), CONMEBOL, Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF), Ministry of Popular Power for Sports and regional government, the new CNAR unveiled a plaque in homage to leaders of the area.
The stadium was named after Evelio Hernández, one of the region’s greatest leaders, former president of the Yaracuy State Football Association and one of the main drivers of women’s football in the state.
Hernández, deceased, was the father of Evelio Jesús, a former national team and who is currently a Zulia FC player.
The Women’s CNAR was built with resources from the FIFA Forward development program in just one year and three months. It consists of a synthetic grass court, with their respective official measures and FIFA requirements.
On one side of the court, in its internal part, is the central building that has two meeting rooms, an administrative office, security, information, ticket office and souvenir shop.
There are also two dressing rooms with their respective lockers, massage room, all very close to the referee room and doping control offices.
The total capacity divided into a main and a small platform behind one of its arches is 1,123 people seated with the respective VIP areas, five sectors of chairs, apart from the press box and transmission booth.
In the CNAR they will train the Venezuelan women’s teams in their different categories that prepare for international competitions.