- Nakivubo Stadium to be open very soon
- Artificial turf, Goal Posts installation done
Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium, commonly referred to as Nakivubo Stadium is almost done to starting to hosting soccer games.
The stadium which is constructed by businessman of Ham group of companies has been designed with seating capacity of about 30,000 is set to be open officially next month.
On Tuesday 12th Sept, 2023 Hamis Kigundu announced the completion of the installation of artificial turf and goals posts.
Via his social media (his official X, formally twitter) handle, Kigundu said and I quote ‘’ ‘Stadium Turf and Goal posts installation done…….For God and my country’.
Goal posts have been installed by the technical team of experts from Turkey who revealed that the pitch is now ready to host international games.
In July, a team from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) inspected the construction progress and standard and were impressed by the works.
The stadium, valued at billions, also garnered high accolades from the CAF officials for meeting the stringent standards required to host prestigious football events like AFCON.
Uganda is competing to co-host AFCON 2027 alongside Kenya and Tanzania. In preparation for the crucial CAF inspection.
The CAF inspection team, during their visit to Nakivubo Stadium, precisely examined various critical criteria essential for hosting top-tier football competitions. Notably, they paid keen attention to the quality of the playing surface.
Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium, commonly referred to as Nakivubo Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Kampala, Uganda. It is currently not in use but was previously used mostly for football matches and served as the home venue of SC Villa.
The stadium that was initially established in 1926, was improved and modernized in 1954 by the British colonial government to commemorate the lives of Ugandans killed during the Second World War following the passage of the "Nakivubo War Memorial Act" by the Parliament of Uganda.