See The New Look Of The Reconstruction And Upgrade Of The Onikan Stadium (Pics)

One obvious thing about the outgoing governor of Lagos State Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode is that he is a lover of sports, especially football. You can’t live in Lagos without being a sports person. In fact, one of the cardinal objectives of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode‚Äôs administration is Project T.H.E.S.E, an acronym which stands for Tourism, Hospitality, Entertainment and Sports for Excellence.Onikan Stadium is a popular stadium in Lagos state, it’s a stadium which has played host to series of games across the length and breadth of the nation. The objective of the Lagos State Government is to turn the Onikan axis into world-class entertainment and tourism zone with special focus on sports and showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the State.The Onikan Stadium, located on Lagos Island close to Tafawa Balewa Square, was built in 1930.The stadium was formerly named King Geroge V before it was renamed Lagos City Stadium.The stadium was last renovated in the 1980s.The stadium is famous for being the home ground for top Nigerian clubs such as Stationery Stores FC, First Bank, and Julius Berger and has a sitting capacity of 5,000.The stadium also played host to the 1999 Youth World Cup, hosted by Nigeria.The stadium which was meant to have been completed since January 2019 has faced lots of hiccups due to the political tussle the outgoing governor was going through. In March, we reported on the slow pace of work on this edifice as the contractor handling the project, Slavabogu Nigeria Ltd seems lost as to what to do.When completed, the Onikan Stadium will be able to accommodate spectators of 5000 people and the edifice will accommodate up to 8,000 and 9, 000.AutoReportNG was in Onikan over the weekend and so far, the level of work on this edifice is encouraging. Please note that outsiders are allowed access to the site, we don’t know why its a problem taking pictures of Lagos State Govt but we always have our way, we strive to go the extra length and we got some images from those working there who are kind enough to send us some images.So far, the roofings have been fixed, the tiling is ongoing, the seats are being laid as we speak and many other things being done simultaneously.The PrototypeEditorial NoteWe are mindful of your data and so, we can’t upload all the images we had on Nairaland but if you need to see more 60 images, please visit the site for more exclusives from the site.Source: