THE Seremban Municipal field, opposite the Town Council building, is a popular venue for events and functions such as jogathons, marathons, state dinners, expositions and other state-related affairs.
Though the field is ideally located in the centre of the town and in close proximity to the Town Hall, these events inconvenience motorists.
The recent Belia event, which ran over the weekend, saw motorists fuming, especially on Saturday when some major roads were closed to vehicles, causing massive traffic jams in the town centre.
Roads were diverted and motorists were caught by surprise in the jam.
No prior warning was given of road closures and took many of the motorists by surprise.
Apart from that, vehicles of the organisers were parked haphazardly along the roads where the motorists had to make a detour.
Staging events on the field damages the turf. The field is popular with those who love to play games. Putting up a stage, booths, canopies, tables and chairs on the field prevent our young from using the field.
The situation is made even more horrible when there is a heavy shower during such events. The place becomes muddy and soggy.
After every function, the municipal workers give the field a facelift. This is a costly and time-consuming affair.
Instead of the Seremban town field, the organisers should consider the Paroi stadium which is suitable for jogathons, marathons and other sporting events and it is under-utilised. Even state functions can be held at the Paroi stadium.
Paroi stadium is huge and there is ample parking space, making it an ideal venue for big events.
Samuel Yesuiah, Seremban