It promises to be a historical day in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state on September 1 when the remodeled Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba will be officially commissioned by Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde.
The remodeling of the sports complex which started last year has seen improved facilities and the additional of new projects.
Part of what to expect during the commissioning is the changed playing turf which has been transformed from its previous synthetic state to natural grass.
The tartan track, the seats and the changing rooms have all been greatly improved upon. The changing which was two before has been increased to four while there is a brand new scoreboard and four new floodlights.
The stadium will also boast of a studio and video assistant referee (VAR) room.
Other sporting facilities renovated are the indoor sports hall, the tennis, handball and basketball courts which has all been resurfaced. An additional tennis centre court has been created which wasn’t in existence before.
Another new project added is a composite building which houses wrestling, boxing, kick-boxing and gymnastic. A new swimming pool that meets the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) standard will be constructed.
Also, a football training pitch and a new five aside pitch will spring up where the old swimming pool site is.
The administrative blocks, the pathways have all been renovated.
While the 5.3 billion naira project won’t be totally ready for use when it’s been commissioned on September 1, the project manager, Femi James has assured that all facilities at the sports complex will be available for use by December, 2021.