The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Sports Facilities to the Governor of Lagos State, Bolaji Yusuf has revealed plans to construct a 3,000 capacity seating Arena for the 2016 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations.
Yusuf, who is also the Chairman, Sub Committee on Facilities for the competition, said the organisers identified the Eko Atlantic City, which is close to the Palace of Oniru on Victoria Island, as a suitable site for the event.
He added that for the convenience of players, officials and fans, a 3,000 seating Arena which comprises 120 VVIP seats, 500 VIP seats and 1,400 regular seats with rooms for referee’s lounge, players dressing room, medical points, doping control centre, CAF/LOC centre, media centre, training pitch and a fans zone for entertainment will be constructed before the kick off date of the championship.
Yusuf also said: “Special security has been inculcated into the building plan to ensure adequate security for the tournament.”
The CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations will hold in Lagos at the Eko Atlantic City from 13th-18th December 2016.