Pan Trinbago president Beverly Ramsey-Moore said the organisation has learnt their lessons after reviews from fans at the North Park at Sunday's Panorama semifinals.
In a telephone interview, Ramsey-Moore told Guardian Media that they have received several complaints from patrons which they would be taking into consideration when planning for next year's competition.
"Even though Pan Trinbago had its challenges accepting the park we were prepared to give it a chance to work but based on the complaints and so on I'm sure that we all have learnt our lesson and we will try our best to address the short-comings of the North Park,” she said.
Asked whether these concerns would be addressed before this year's finals carded for March 2, she said: “We can't do anything for the finals. That would have to be for next year. At the moment we're gathering the information, we've asked people to send their complaints to us and so on. We note their concerns and these matters I will be raising with the board when next we have a meeting.”
Despite the several complaints about the new arrangement, National Carnival Commission (NCC) chairman Winston “Gypsy” Peters told Guardian Media that he has also heard several positive reviews of the initiative.
“I heard a whole lot of compliments. I heard a whole lot of persons complimenting the North Park. They liked what they see, they enjoyed it, they had a good time. And then there were people who did not like it - as expected in life. It matters not what you do in life, you're never going to please everybody,” Peters said.
"Anything that you do, people would find something about it because people don't like to move away from their comfort zone. People are afraid of the unknown you know?”
The NCC chairman, however, said that the organisation would do its best to ensure everyone is comfortable but would do so in a way they see to be cost-effective.
A few months ago, before the start of the Carnival season, Peters announced that they would be discontinuing the iconic north stand in an effort to reduce the cost to the NCC.