Naija which is regarded as the gait of Africa is a sport-loving country with lots of outlets and sports personnel.
Due to this, the country is making efforts to ensure they meet up with current world standard sports facilities. This involves building a standard stadium and providing suitable sports equipment.
7 Outstanding Stadiums in Nigeria
Over time there have been arguments about Nigeria’s best or most outstanding stadium. Well, there is no disputing fact that everyone is entitled to his own option but at the same time, it will be fair to commend the good work of specific works. In this article, we will be giving a list of outstanding stadiums in Nigeria. You can check them out below:
Akwa Ibom International Stadium, UYO
This stadium is one of the best stadiums on the African continent. However, it is counted as of best currently in Nigeria. The stadium has a 30,000-seater capacity which is not only used for sporting activities alone but other non-sporting activities such as social, cultural and religious events. It meets the requirements of the world football association for world cup qualifying matches and the world athletics association for national competitions.
Teslim Balogum Stadium, Lagos
This stadium is a 25,00-spectator capacity that was constructed, completed and delivered by the former governor of Lagos state. However, the present federal minister of works and housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola also participated. The stadium was named after a former professional Nigeria footballer in the Nigeria professional football league.
Due to its amazing features, it was ranked as one of the best stadiums in Nigeria in terms of facilities. The Stadium is located at Surulere Lagos state, Nigeria and it serves as the home stadium for the Nigeria national rugby league team as well as some international football matches.
U.J Esuene Stadium, Calabar
U.J Esuene stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in the capital city of Calabar, cross river state, south-southern Nigeria. With much work carried out on it, it was officially opened for use in 1997 and according to a report it currently has a sitting capacity of around 16,000.
It currently serves as the home stadium for the Nigeria National League side, having been inaugurated in 1977. And the best part is that it is ranked as the 5th best stadium in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja
Moshood Abiola National Stadium is a multipurpose national sport located in Abuja which is the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. The stadium is currently used as the home stadium for all national football teams has a seating capacity of 60,491 and was commissioned in 2003.
However, the amazing part is that it is currently the largest in Nigeria and it was constructed to host the 8th all-Africa Games which took place in 2003.
This stadium is counted as one of the most expensive stadiums ever built in the world. You may be wondering why? well, it is because report states that it was built with a sum of over $360 million.
Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu
This stadium is also seen as a multipurpose stadium or sporting complex which is located in Enugu. Well, it is mostly used for football matches and serves as the home stadium for the Nigerian professional football league sides. However, it currently has a sitting capacity of around 22,000 and the stadium was named after the first president of the republic of Nigeria.
Yakubu Gowon Stadium “Liberation Stadium”, Port Harcourt
Yakubu Gowon stadium is a sports complex which is located in port Harcourt city and it is mostly used for football matches. And serve as the home stadium of the Nigeria Professional football league side. It currently has a seating capacity of 16,000 and it was renamed in 2015 from Liberation stadium to Yakubu stadium in honour of the former military head of state.
Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano
It is currently the home grounds of Kano Pillars FC and has a seating capacity of more than 16,000 with a VIP viewing area. It was commissioned in 1982 by the formal Federal Government of Nigeria and it has hosted several international competitions including the 2000 African Cup of Nations and the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
With this list, we believe you have gotten an idea of some outstanding or rather best stadiums in Nigeria. Well, you might have other ideas in addition to this which could be helpful. Do go through our website for other informative articles that will be beneficial to you.
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