Sports Ministry Announces Partial Reopening Of Lagos, Abuja Stadiums


The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has announced a number of facilities at the National Stadium in Lagos and the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja will be open to the public from next week.

Both stadiums had been closed to athletes and members of the public as part of government’s efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.

But with the easing of restrictions on sporting activities, the ministry said in a statement on Thursday that certain facilities at both stadiums can now be accessed again between 7:00am and 5:00pm daily from Monday

Facilities that have been declared open at the Abuja stadium include the Velodrome, tennis courts, practice pitches and practice tracks as well as the Gymnasium Hall, Handball, Volleyball, outdoor Basketball and Indoor Courts.

In Lagos, the Indoors Sports Hall, hockey pitch, tennis courts, swimming pool, astro(legacy) pitch, squash court, para lifting gymnasium and Ayonote Boxing Gymnasium can now be accessed from Monday.

However, the Main Bowls of both stadiums, which are still undergoing rehabilitation, remain closed to the public the ministry said.