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)

City

Stadium Name

Capacity

Year Built

National Stadium

Abuja

Moshood Abiola National Stadium

60 491

2003

Cowrie RFC

Lagos

Surelere Stadium

45 000

1972

Plateau United

Plateau

Jos International Stadium

44 000

2019

Dolphins FC

Port Harcourt

Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium

38 000

2015

Katsina United

Katsina

Muhammadu Dikko Stadium

35 000

2013

Nigerian Super Eagles

Uyo

Godswill Akpabio Stadium

30 000

2014

Taraba FC

Jalingo

Jalingo City Stadium

30 000

2006

Football-use

Ibadan

Obafemi Awolowo Stadium

25 000

1960

Calabar Rovers

Calabar

U.J. Esuene Stadium

25 000

1977

First Bank FC

Lagos

Teslim Balogun Stadium

24 325

2007

Football-use

Asaba

Stephen Keshi Stadium

22 000

2018

Rangers International

Enugu

Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium

22 000

1959

Kogi United FC

Lokoja

Lokoja Confluence Stadium

20 000

2013

Warri Wolves FC

Warri

Warri Township Stadium

20 000

-

FC Ebedei

Ijebu-Ode

Otunba Dipo Dina Int'l Stadium

20 000

-

Gateway United FC

Abeokuta

M.K.O. Abiola Stadium

20 000

-

Bendel Insurance FC

Benin City

Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium

20 000

1983

Kwara United FC

Ilorin

Kwara State Stadium

18 000

-

Shooting Stars SC

Ibadan

Lekan Salami Stadium

18 000

-

FC Ebedei

Sagamu

Gateway International Stadium

17 000

2010

Enyimba Intl' FC

Aba

Enyimba Sports Stadium

16 000

1992

Dolphins FC

Port Harcourt

Yakubu Gowon Stadium

16 000

2001

Kano Pillars FC

Kano

Sani Abacha Stadium

18 000

1982

Kaduna United FC

Kaduna

Ahmadu Bello Stadium

16 000

1965

Bayelsa United FC

Sapele

Sapele Township Stadium

16 000

-

Sunshine Stars FC

Akure

Akure Township Stadium

15 000

-

Lobi Stars FC

Makurdi

Aper Aku Stadium

15 000

-

Plateau United

Jos

Rwang Pam Stadium

15 000

-

BCC Lions

Gboko

J.S. Tarka Stadium

15 000

-

Delta State Polytechnic

Ozoro

Ozoro Polytechnic Stadium

14 000

2016

Wikki Tourists

Bauchi

A.T. Balewa Stadium

12 000

1985

Gateway United FC

Ilaro

Ilaro Stadium

12 000

2008

Anambra Pillars FC

Onitsha

Chuba Ikpeazu Stadium

12 000

2009

Ranchers Bees

Kaduna

Ranchers Bees Stadium

10 000

-

Sharks FC

Port Harcourt

Sharks Stadium

10 000

-

El Kanemi Warriors

Maiduguri

El Kanemi Stadium

10 000

-

Heartland FC

Owerri

Dan Anyiam Stadium

10 000

-

Gombe United

Gombe

Pantami Stadium

10 000

2010

Multi-use

Gombe

Abubakar Umar Memorial

10 000

-

Football-use

Oba

Rojenny Stadium

10 000

-

Jigawa Golden Stars

Dutse

Dutse Stadium

10 000

-

Delta United

Kwale

Kwale Mini Sports Stadium

10 000

-

Prime FC

Oshogbo

Oshogbo Stadium

10 000

-

Kaduna United FC

Zaria

Zaria Township Stadium

10 000

-

Football-use

Abeokuta

Muda Lawal Stadium

10 000

-

Ikorodu United FC

Lagos

Mobolaji Johnson Arena

10 000

1930

MFM FCMFM FC Bridge Boys F.C. Pepsi Football Academy

Lagos

Agege Stadium

4000

Gabros International

Anambra

Gabros Stadium

3000

Ocean Boys FC Bayelsa United

Bayelsa

Yenagoa Township Stadium

5000

Akwa United F.C.

Akwa Ibom

Uyo Township Stadium

5000

Abia Warriors F.C. Abia Comets

Abia

Umuahia Township Stadium

5000

Ocean Boys FC

Delta

Ughelli Township Stadium

5000

2002

Zamfara United F.C.

Gusau

Sardauna Memorial Stadium

5000

Kano Pillars

Kano

Kano Pillars Stadium Sabon Gari

26000

Atiba F.C.

Oyo

Oyo Township Stadium

5000

Stationery Stores F.C. First Bank F.C. Julius Berger FC

Lagos

Onikan Stadium

5000

1930

Abuja F.C.

FCT

Old Parade Ground

5000

Ocean Boys F.C. Bayelsa United

Bayelsa

Oghara Township Stadium

5000

Niger Tornadoes

Minna

Minna Township Stadium

5000

Nasarawa United

Nasarawa

Lafia Township Stadium

5000

Katsina

Katsina Township Stadium

5000

Delta Force F.C.

Delta

Jay Jay Okocha Stadium

8000

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This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago

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