According to HAM president Tochi Gill, the pitches, which will be ready in the next few weeks, are to be used for training free of charge by local clubs.
â€œAt the moment, we are clearing the ground to create two pitches so that as our new season starts next week, clubs should not struggle when they want to train,â€ said Gill.
He said the clearing of the two pitches will cost over K240 000 [about $1 437] while construction of the grilled wall fence around the project site is estimated at K4.5 million [about $26 946].
â€œWe have already sourced the money for clearing the grounds and we have intensified our fund-raising activities, which include golf tournaments to find finances for the fence,â€ said Gill.
In 2010, local hockey clubs had nowhere to train when Country Club Limbe (CCL) introduced a K250 000 (about $1 497) fee for the clubs per year.
The hockey stadium project was estimated at K100 million (about $598 802) in the 2009 budget, but the cost is likely to go up due to increase in cost of construction materials.