The Kisumu County government has already uncovered its intention to erect a 20,000-seater up-to-date stadium worth Sh1.3 billion. The construction will be carried out on seven acres of land currently occupied by Moi Stadium.
Being the only standard sports facility in Kenya, Moi Stadium’s artificial turf happens to be heavily overused. What’s more, its seating capacity is quite limited. What’s more, the facility doesn’t offer an athletics track, not to mention seats for fans.
In 2012, due to FIFA’s grant, the facility managed to become the second stadium after City Stadium to acquire artificial turf. Nevertheless, the facility keeps aging.
In his interview with Nation Sport, Aloice Ager, the County Director of Communication revealed its intention to build a cutting-edge stadium that could be potentially good for the promotion of the arts. He added that the plan of the project is ready and he hopes that it will give young sportsmen great opportunities to make the most of their potential.
As, Achie Alai, the Kisumu County Executive for Tourism and Sports disclosed, the facility project is going to come with a 500-seater amphitheatre for arts performances as well as a sports museum for local sports stars.
Up to Sh100 million has been allocated for in the current financial year for the first stage of the sports project scheduled to start already this month.
The new facility will come up with several terraces, lifts, VIP areas, changing rooms, parking area, an amphitheatre for 500 visitors, an ablution block, restaurant, shops, cinema, squash as well as tennis courts, basketball and badminton courts.
In addition to this, other Kenyan sports facilities are anticipated to face renovation. Among them, officials point to Nyakach and Muhoroni.