Nyayo National Stadium

Nyayo National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Nairobi, Kenya. It is located near the city centre. The stadium holds 30,000 people and was built in 1983. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The popular AFC Leopards football club plays most of its home games at Nyayo stadium. The stadium is also used for athletics and various ceremonies. Other facilities at the Nyayo Stadium include a gymnasium and a 50-metre swimming pool. The completion of the Nyayo Stadium gave Kenya the opportunity to be placed in the category of nations that were invited to bid for the 4th All-Africa Games in 1987, a bid that was awarded to Kenya, giving it International status. In essence, the Nyayo Stadium "gave birth” to Moi International Sports Centre. The Nyayo Stadium is the host venue of the 2010 African Championships in Athletics. The stadium was renamed to Coca Cola National Stadium after the multi-national company won the naming rights to the stadium in February 2009. The deal was worth USD 1.5 million and would have sees the beverage company do branding, marketing and naming rights to the whole stadium for three years. Three months later, however, Coca Cola withdraw from the contract, because the Kenyan government wanted to have the stadium branded as Coca Cola Nyayo National Stadium. The stadium houses headquarters for Kenya Football Federation and Athletics Kenya. The following is a detailed list of the facilities at the stadium; a) Main Stadium Main Features

  • 30,000 seater
  • FIFA approved standard size football pitch
  • Hosts concerts, national holiday celebrations, meetings and crusades
  • 2 VIP lounges and a boardroom
  • Internet enabled media centre.
  • Floodlights

b) Aquatic Centre Main Features:

  • Spectator terraces for 2000 pax
  • A filtration plant
  • 50 x 25 m Swimming pool
  • Open to Public all week
  • Trained lifeguards

c) Indoor Gymnasium Main features

  • 2500 capacity
  • A busy indoor Arena - Home to National Basketball League
  • Snack bars
  • Fully covered indoor arena and can host:
  • Basketball, Boxing, Badminton, Martial arts and Social functions
  • Computerized scoreboards
  • Floodlights

d) Handball and Volleyball Training Courts Main features

  • Terraces for 1500 capacity
  • Standard Court Open air - Ideal Training Court
  • Available for social events


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