Key facts

Address Constitution Avenue, 900211, Abuja
Capacity 60,491 seats
Build Date 2003


Abuja Stadium is a stadium located in Nigeria. It is built in the capital city of the republic called Abuja. The ground is used for different events. The project to build this stadium was approved by the country’s government in 2000. It was constructed and opened in 2003 for the eighth The African Games.

The stadium is capable of hosting more than 60,000 people. All of the seats are covered. There are two levels, including the lower one, featuring around 32,000 seats, and the upper one with about 28,000 seats.

The history of the stadium began when Abuja was chosen for the eighth the African Games. That is why the government decided to invest money in the constructing of a new, large stadium that could match the high standards. The construction company was chosen based on the bidding system. The construction process went smoothly, and all of the works were completed even before the deadline. The event attracted several thousands of athletes from over 50 countries.

Abuja Stadium has also been a venue for a range of major football matches, for instance, qualifying games for World Cup for participants from different countries. The very first game was played on the ground in 2003. It was a football match between two local football teams.