Top 10 Largest Stadiums In Nigeria!

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So the world cup is still on and I can’t help but see how great those Russian stadiums are, makes you wonder when Nigeria is ever going to have something like that right? Are we ever gonna host a world cup?

Well, let’s take a look at the best stadiums in Nigeria at moment:

10. Enyimba International Stadium Aba

Opened 1992, formerly called Aba township stadium, but was renamed in 2002 as an honor to the club when they won CAF champions League in 2002. The stadium has hosted CAF Champion league finals.

Capacity: 25, 000 people with VIP viewing area.

Field: Well maintained grass turf, an electronic scoreboard and floodlights

Medical Facility: The stadium has a standby medical personnel trained for emergencies and two ambulances.

Crowd Control: It has six exits and 1, 500 capacity car park.

Security: Police are always on guard with metal detector devices.

Media Facility: A good media center.

9. Abacha Stadium, Kano

Opened 1982 and has hosted FIFA U17 World tournament 2009. Now home of Kano Pillars FC.

Capacity: 18, 000 people (All seater) with VIP viewing area

Field: Well maintained grass turf with digital scoreboard

Medical Facility: it has two ambulances and a close by medical center

Crowd Control: It has four major exit and steel fencing

Security: Police on guard during match

Media Facility: It has OBS media center.

8. Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium Enugu

Opened 1959 and previously owned by Nigeria Railway Corporation, but upgraded in 1986.

The stadium has host FIFA U20 world championship 1999. Now, It is home of Rangers International FC

Capacity: 22, 000 people with a VIP viewing area

Field: Artificial Turf with video matrix scoreboard and floodlights.

Medical Facility:

Crowd Control: It has eight exits and spectators could all disperse under 30 minutes

Security: It has private security outfit on guard all the time and CCTV

Media Facility: Well equipped OBS media center

7. Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan

Opened 1960 and formerly called Liberty stadium, but renamed in 2010 by President Good luck Jonathan.

The stadium host FIFA world Youth Championship 1999. Sometimes, Shooting Stars FC (3SC) play their game in the stadium, but are more at home in Adamasingba stadium.

Capacity: 35, 000 people with VIP viewing area

Field: Well maintained grass turf and a digital scoreboard

Medical Facility: It has medical clinic and two Ambulance on standby

Crowd Control: The stadium has six exits and 7000 capacity Public park

Security: Police are on guard always

Media Facility: FIFA grade Media center and equipment.

6. Enyimba International Stadium

Opened 1992, formerly called Aba township stadium, but was renamed in 2002 as an honor to the club when they won CAF champions League in 2002. The stadium has hosted CAF Champion league finals.

Capacity: 25, 000 people with VIP viewing area.

Field: Well maintained grass turf, an electronic scoreboard and floodlights,

Medical Facility: The stadium has a standby medical personnel trained for emergencies and two ambulances.

Crowd Control: It has six exits and 1, 500 capacity car park.

Security: Police are always on guard with metal detector devices.

Media Facility: A good media center.

5. Liberation Stadium – Port Harcourt

Liberation Stadium is a multi- purpose football stadium located at Elekahia area of Port Harcourt in Nigeria.

It is among the best stadiums you can find in Nigeria and the home stadium for Dolphin Football Club. With a capacity for 30,000 people, Liberation stadium ranks among the top 5 stadiums in Nigeria.

Although the Abuja stadium is more expensive than the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, The Akwa-ibom stadium has viewing area and presidential suite, while its pitch/field for playing football is artificial grass which is well maintained.

There is also the presence of Close Circuit Security Cameras (CCTV) installed at the stadium to monitor movement around the stadium.

4. U.J. Esuene Stadium – Calabar

It is used as the home stadium of Calabar Rovers and formerly Dolphins F.C.

The stadium was first launched on 2nd, April 1977 with a capacity for 16,000 people. It still stands out as one of Nigeria’s top football stadium.

3. Teslim Balogun Stadium – Lagos

The Teslim Balogun Stadium was named after a Nigerian professional footballer, Teslim Balogun.

The stadium was completed during the tenure of the former governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Raji Fashola. The stadium has a capacity for 25,000 people and it is used for mainly football matches. Building the stadium cost N1.3 billion.

The stadium should not be confused for the Lagos National Stadium which is located opposite it.

2. Abuja National Stadium

Abuja National Stadium is also known as Nigeria’s National Stadium is a 60,491 seater National sports stadium that is located in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. The stadium serves as a home to the Nigerian National Football team.

It is currently the largest stadium in Nigeria and best in terms of size. The stadium hosted the 8th All Africa games in 2003.

The cost of building the Abuja National stadium was $360 million, making it the most expensive stadium in Nigeria.

1. Akwa Ibom International Stadium

I can say without even putting this at the top I’m sure we’ve all seen the pictures of the stadium online No Argument there it’s the finest we’ve had in a long time.

the Akwa Ibom International Stadium was built by Julius Berger Construction company in 2012 during the regime of Godswill Akpabio and was completed in 2014.

The stadium was built to resemble the Allianz arena in Germany. It is a 30,000 seater stadium and is used for different sport, cultural and social activities.

The cost of building the Akwa Ibom International Stadium was estimated at $250 million.

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