5 Imminent Changes When Lagos Takes Over National Stadium
The national stadium in Surulere will soon be officially taken over by the Lagos State government and some changes are imminent.
From the main bowl to the store owners within the stadium, from religious events to owambe, things are about to turn a new leaf.
Here are five changes to look out for.
Main Bowl: The main bowl of the stadium which is currently in shambles, will wear a new look. The seats will be changed, scored board fixed, and the lights will also be replaced. Teams’ changing rooms will also benefit from the renovation, while the pitch and goal posts will have a feel of the new owner.
Shop Prices to Go Up: There is no doubt that the shop managers (sorry, tenants) will no longer enjoy the subsidized rental fees from the federal government. Judging from several markets within the state which have been taken over and renovated; the new rent will triple at best.
International Sporting Events: The lawn tennis court, boxing gym, swimming pool, indoor sports hall, athletics track and the main bowl will definitely host international competitions. Perhaps the Super Eagles will return to their former first love - Lagos Fans!
Tourism: We do not have detailed information concerning plans of the Lagos State government yet, but from record, the national stadium in Surulere could serve as a tourist center. Sculptures of past legends are expected to be planted - Chioma Ajunwa, Stephen Keshi ...Less or no Owambes: Party planners BEWARE! The stadium is currently a much affordable venue for weddings, parties and religious events. You guys had better start searching for other options.