Lagos reveals plan to open eight new stadiums in May, 2022
Apart from stadiums, Lagos has embarked on massive infrastructure development across the zones to ensure that budding sportsmen and women get the facilities to hone their skills.
Speaking at the weekend at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Director General of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Toyin Gafar, said that work has reached an advanced stage in five of the eight new stadiums, while construction work will soon start in the remaining three.
The stadiums where work is already in progress, he said, are located in Igogbo, Ikorodu, Badagry, Ifako Ijaye Sports centre, Ajeromi Stadium, Ajegunle and Epe, while the proposed sites to be used in Mile 12, Sari Iganmu, Igando and Ogombo, Lekki, will begin in the next few weeks.
“The target in each of the stadia is 5,000 capacity but we start gradually with 1,200 and leave room for regular upgrading depending on the responses of fans.