Stadiums In Nigeria: All 62 Listed With Capacity And Home Teams

Stadiums In Nigeria

I sure do know that bodies like FIFA, CAF and of course our dear readers, would love to know the list of stadiums in Nigeria.

FIFA and CAF for the sake of hosting football events in the country, and you … probably for hosting your private occasions.

From my list of stadiums in Nigeria, there about 62 of them – and Onikan Stadium, Lagos is the oldest stadium in Nigeria.

The Onikan Stadium – otherwise now known as the Mobolaji Johnson Arena – is a multi-purpose stadium in Lagos.

Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in 2019, renamed the Stadium during a ‘Day of Honour’ event organised to celebrate the exit of the first Military Governor of Lagos State, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson.

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It is currently used for football matches and it is the home stadium of various Lagos teams, most notably Ikorodu United F.C., Stationery Stores F.C., First Bank and Julius Berger FC.

Onikan Stadium has a capacity of 5,000 people and is also used for social and political events.

The original stadium was built in 1930 on Lagos Island near Tafewa Balewa Square. And six years later it was named after King George V.

But then again, between 1963 and 1973, it was rechristened as the Lagos City Stadium.

You can see the number of name changes the Onikan Stadium has undergone.

So much for Onikan Stadium.

Let’s now see the list of stadiums in Nigeria by capacity and the current team in each stadium.

I also included the year each one was built, though I had some challenges finding the date for a few of them.

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List Of Stadiums In Nigeria

Main User(s)CityStadium NameCapacityYear Built
National StadiumAbujaMoshood Abiola National Stadium60 4912003
Cowrie RFCLagosSurelere Stadium45 0001972
Plateau UnitedPlateauJos International Stadium44 0002019
Dolphins FCPort HarcourtAdokiye Amiesimaka Stadium38 0002015
Katsina UnitedKatsinaMuhammadu Dikko Stadium35 0002013
Nigerian Super EaglesUyoGodswill Akpabio Stadium30 0002014
Taraba FCJalingoJalingo City Stadium30 0002006
Football-useIbadanObafemi Awolowo Stadium25 0001960
Calabar RoversCalabarU.J. Esuene Stadium25 0001977
First Bank FCLagosTeslim Balogun Stadium24 3252007
Football-useAsabaStephen Keshi Stadium22 0002018
Rangers InternationalEnuguNnamdi Azikiwe Stadium22 0001959
Kogi United FCLokojaLokoja Confluence Stadium20 0002013
Warri Wolves FCWarriWarri Township Stadium20 000-
FC EbedeiIjebu-OdeOtunba Dipo Dina Int'l Stadium20 000-
Gateway United FCAbeokutaM.K.O. Abiola Stadium20 000-
Bendel Insurance FCBenin CitySamuel Ogbemudia Stadium20 0001983
Kwara United FCIlorinKwara State Stadium18 000-
Shooting Stars SCIbadanLekan Salami Stadium18 000-
FC EbedeiSagamuGateway International Stadium17 0002010
Enyimba Intl' FCAbaEnyimba Sports Stadium16 0001992
Dolphins FCPort HarcourtYakubu Gowon Stadium16 0002001
Kano Pillars FCKanoSani Abacha Stadium18 0001982
Kaduna United FCKadunaAhmadu Bello Stadium16 0001965
Bayelsa United FCSapeleSapele Township Stadium16 000-
Sunshine Stars FCAkureAkure Township Stadium15 000-
Lobi Stars FCMakurdiAper Aku Stadium15 000-
Plateau UnitedJosRwang Pam Stadium15 000-
BCC LionsGbokoJ.S. Tarka Stadium15 000-
Delta State PolytechnicOzoroOzoro Polytechnic Stadium14 0002016
Wikki TouristsBauchiA.T. Balewa Stadium12 0001985
Gateway United FCIlaroIlaro Stadium12 0002008
Anambra Pillars FCOnitshaChuba Ikpeazu Stadium12 0002009
Ranchers BeesKadunaRanchers Bees Stadium10 000-
Sharks FCPort HarcourtSharks Stadium10 000-
El Kanemi WarriorsMaiduguriEl Kanemi Stadium10 000-
Heartland FCOwerriDan Anyiam Stadium10 000-
Gombe UnitedGombePantami Stadium10 0002010
Multi-useGombeAbubakar Umar Memorial10 000-
Football-useObaRojenny Stadium10 000-
Jigawa Golden StarsDutseDutse Stadium10 000-
Delta UnitedKwaleKwale Mini Sports Stadium10 000-
Prime FCOshogboOshogbo Stadium10 000-
Kaduna United FCZariaZaria Township Stadium10 000-
Football-useAbeokutaMuda Lawal Stadium10 000-
Ikorodu United FCLagosMobolaji Johnson Arena10 0001930
Bridge Boys F.C.
Pepsi Football Academy
LagosAgege Stadium4000
Gabros InternationalAnambraGabros Stadium3000
Ocean Boys FC
Bayelsa United
BayelsaYenagoa Township Stadium5000
Akwa United F.C.Akwa IbomUyo Township Stadium5000
Abia Warriors F.C.
Abia Comets
AbiaUmuahia Township Stadium5000
Ocean Boys FCDeltaUghelli Township Stadium50002002
Zamfara United F.C.GusauSardauna Memorial Stadium5000
Kano PillarsKanoKano Pillars Stadium Sabon Gari26000
Atiba F.C.OyoOyo Township Stadium5000
Stationery Stores F.C.
First Bank F.C.
Julius Berger FC
LagosOnikan Stadium50001930
Abuja F.C.FCTOld Parade Ground5000
Ocean Boys F.C.
Bayelsa United
BayelsaOghara Township Stadium5000
Niger TornadoesMinnaMinna Township Stadium5000
Nasarawa UnitedNasarawaLafia Township Stadium5000
KatsinaKatsina Township Stadium5000
Delta Force F.C.DeltaJay Jay Okocha Stadium8000

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