Abuja National Stadium
is an all-seater national sports stadium
located in Abuja
, the rapidly developing Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria
. The stadium serves as a home to the Nigerian National Football Team, the Super Eagles
, as well as a center for various social, cultural, and religious events. The Federal Government of Nigeria approved the contract for the construction of the National Stadium complex and Games Village on July 18, 2000. The stadium was constructed to host the 8th All Africa Games
which took place in October 2003. The 60,491 seater ultra modern multipurpose sports complex has been tagged by many as one of the greatest architectural landmarks in the city of Abuja.
Construction and Architecture
The contract for the design of the stadium was awarded to Schlaich Bergermann & Partners, a world-renowned structural engineering
firm based in Stuttgart, Germany
. They were responsible for the architectural design, execution planning, as well as constructional supervision of the stadium. The construction was done in co-operation with a local engineering firm that has served the country for decades. Julius Berger Nigeria PLC
, a subsidiary of Bilfinger Berger
SE, was responsible for the construction of the main stadium, providing man-power, supplies, and equipment for the execution of the project. The contract for the construction of the Games Village, a housing facility for visiting athletes, was awarded to......