Santo Domingo, May 2022 – As part of the celebration of its 75th Anniversary, Instituto Cultural Domínico Americano (ICDA), held the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the construction of a modern sports and recreational complex in its main campus on Abraham Lincoln Avenue in Santo Domingo.
The ceremony was led by Mr. Dario Lama, President of the Board of Directors and Mr. Ramon Sosa, ICDA Executive Director and was attended by members of this educational and cultural community, such as parents, students, teachers and administrative staff.
“Domínico Americano Sports Complex” will accommodate different sports disciplines including basketball, volleyball and soccer available to all the community that participates in the academic programs of the institution: Universidad Domínico Americano (UNICDA), Domínico Americano School and the Language School. This is aimed at complementing the training and sports development of its students.
Other activities will also be developed with the participation of the external community in mind, such as sports and esports tournaments and exchanges, trainings and talks with renowned athletes, among others.
The public capacity for ceremonial events will be 1,750 people and for sporting activities 300 attendees.
The space will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology suitable for sports and recreational events, as well as FIBA (Federación Internacional de Baloncesto) approved courts and backboards for a level 2 competition.
It should be noted that the sports complex will have solar panels that complement those already installed by the institution to reaffirm its commitment to the use of renewable energies.
Domínico Americano Sports Complex is part of a series of projects that the institution has been executing in order to strengthen and complement its already recognized and prestigious academic offer for children, teenagers and adults.
More about ICDA
Instituto Cultural Domínico Americano was founded on January 26, 1947 by a group of Dominicans and North Americans residing in the country, with the purpose of strengthening the bonds of friendship and culture between the United States of America and the Dominican Republic.
Since its foundation, it has been an institution that has always been at the forefront in educational services to the Dominican society, dominating the English language teaching market.
Currently, the institution has a wide range of academic and cultural offerings, including higher education: undergraduate, graduate, continuing education and the Teacher Development Center; school: primary and secondary; preschool education, for children from 2 years of age; language school, with an English as a second language program and a Spanish program for foreigners; the Cultural Department, which directs cultural programs and the School of Arts and Culture; Lincoln Library and the Student Advising Office