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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:20 am 
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Ambode moves to renovate National Stadium Lagos

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Lagos State government has expressed its willingness to renovate the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode made the state’s intent known when he paid a condolence and courtesy visit to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, at his residence in Abuja at the weekend.

“I will like to bring the National Stadium to life. The last time a game was played there was in 2005. There is also the employment aspect of football and hosting of matches at the stadium. That includes the jerseys, branding, mama put, the sign writers, the supporters, merchandising, and so on. We want to bring back the football culture of Lagos State to the National Stadium after its renovation,” Ambode said.

Dalung thanked the governor for his visit and praised Lagos for its successful hosting of the second Lagos City Marathon. He called on the state government to add more entertainment and culture to the event in subsequent editions to get more youths involved and to ensure that Nigerians benefit more from the whooping prize money.

On the renovation of the National Stadium, the minister said he would go through their proposal and work on it. “It is only fair that we hand over the stadium to Lagos State for renovation since we’ve given to Enugu, Bauchi and Kaduna states.

http://guardian.ng/news/ambode-moves-to ... ium-lagos/


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Chopping time. Another renovation exercise only to be left to rot again. I'd like to see how much to renovate a relic and compare to the cost of new stadiums all over the place?

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Great news!

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They should knock it down and build a new one.

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This is no news. Not the first time they have talked about renovating the stadium. I will only care once I see plans, contractor on site working.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:45 am 
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It's the same old story, too much talk and little action, Ambode should focus on renovating Oshodi road and other major road network. What is the situation with the Blue and Red Light rail network.


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pajimoh wrote:
Chopping time. Another renovation exercise only to be left to rot again. I'd like to see how much to renovate a relic and compare to the cost of new stadiums all over the place?


...but the Lagos State govt renovated Teslim Balogun Stadium 10years ago and it is still well maintained


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mapet wrote:
pajimoh wrote:
Chopping time. Another renovation exercise only to be left to rot again. I'd like to see how much to renovate a relic and compare to the cost of new stadiums all over the place?


...but the Lagos State govt renovated Teslim Balogun Stadium 10years ago and it is still well maintained

This stadium had been renovated before. The maintenance of TBS is not a guarantee that this stadium will be maintained. How many stadiums in Lagos can we put to effective use and I'm not just talking about football related activities?

Even the national Stadium in Abuja constantly falls into state of disrepair.
Only stadiums dedicated to season long activities get regular maintenance

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They should knock it down and build a new one.
Unless they are ready to make a major financial outlay, this wouldn't make sense.
In the current financial circumstances, it sounds to me like they merely want to get the danfo moving tu-ke-tu-ke again, not build a brand new Ferrari.

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Damunk wrote:
Tbite wrote:
They should knock it down and build a new one.
Unless they are ready to make a major financial outlay, this wouldn't make sense.
In the current financial circumstances, it sounds to me like they merely want to get the danfo moving tu-ke-tu-ke again, not build a brand new Ferrari.


Then they should wait. Let us maximize Teslim for now.

When they are ready to deliver the finances, we build a new one.

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Isn't it the responsibility of the federal and not state government to renovate the national stadium?

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Damunk wrote:
Tbite wrote:
They should knock it down and build a new one.
Unless they are ready to make a major financial outlay, this wouldn't make sense.
In the current financial circumstances, it sounds to me like they merely want to get the danfo moving tu-ke-tu-ke again, not build a brand new Ferrari.



Its in a prime area and with the Abuja stadium the federal government should just sell it off to be knocked down, while the state can use Teslim.

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Renovating the stadium would be a good idea if they had a local (Lagos) team playing in the NPL that could use it as their home ground every 2 weeks.


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Who will occupy the stadium on a regular basis?

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This is no news. Not the first time they have talked about renovating the stadium. I will only care once I see plans, contractor on site working.


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pajimoh wrote:
Chopping time. Another renovation exercise only to be left to rot again. I'd like to see how much to renovate a relic and compare to the cost of new stadiums all over the place?


Naija people can complain :boo: :boo: :boo: :boo: :boo:

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wale1974 wrote:
pajimoh wrote:
Chopping time. Another renovation exercise only to be left to rot again. I'd like to see how much to renovate a relic and compare to the cost of new stadiums all over the place?


Naija people can complain :boo: :boo: :boo: :boo: :boo:

Yes we should complain. If there's no plan to generate funds from the constant use of the stadium then we are throwing good money after bad. The stadium did not get to its current state overnight.
Years of neglect and lack of constant use led us to this point. The question is, what is going to change once it is renovated? Abuja has been abandoned for Uyo. If the Surulere stadium comes back on-line then Uyo is likely to see less action. They both can't see enough action from the national team to keep them viable.

So yes, we should complain in the absence of a viable plan

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pajimoh wrote:
wale1974 wrote:
pajimoh wrote:
Chopping time. Another renovation exercise only to be left to rot again. I'd like to see how much to renovate a relic and compare to the cost of new stadiums all over the place?


Naija people can complain :boo: :boo: :boo: :boo: :boo:

Yes we should complain. If there's no plan to generate funds from the constant use of the stadium then we are throwing good money after bad. The stadium did not get to its current state overnight.
Years of neglect and lack of constant use led us to this point. The question is, what is going to change once it is renovated? Abuja has been abandoned for Uyo. If the Surulere stadium comes back on-line then Uyo is likely to see less action. They both can't see enough action from the national team to keep them viable.

So yes, we should complain in the absence of a viable plan


While your concerns are noted, you also need to note that the National Stadium is NOT only for football. There are other sports that can make use of the place.

For me, the important thing here is transfer of ownership to Lagos State. If that is done, there are many ways by which Lagos State can raise funds for the renovation and maintenance of the Stadium. Leaving it as it is now is not an option.

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wanaj0 wrote:
pajimoh wrote:
wale1974 wrote:
pajimoh wrote:
Chopping time. Another renovation exercise only to be left to rot again. I'd like to see how much to renovate a relic and compare to the cost of new stadiums all over the place?


Naija people can complain :boo: :boo: :boo: :boo: :boo:

Yes we should complain. If there's no plan to generate funds from the constant use of the stadium then we are throwing good money after bad. The stadium did not get to its current state overnight.
Years of neglect and lack of constant use led us to this point. The question is, what is going to change once it is renovated? Abuja has been abandoned for Uyo. If the Surulere stadium comes back on-line then Uyo is likely to see less action. They both can't see enough action from the national team to keep them viable.

So yes, we should complain in the absence of a viable plan


While your concerns are noted, you also need to note that the National Stadium is NOT only for football. There are other sports that can make use of the place.

For me, the important thing here is transfer of ownership to Lagos State. If that is done, there are many ways by which Lagos State can raise funds for the renovation and maintenance of the Stadium. Leaving it as it is now is not an option.


Renovation may actually be off the table when one considers that the place is in total ruins. It may just be best to tear it down and re-build into a complex that is of mixed-use to increase revenue potential. Just my tuppence.

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wanaj0 wrote:
pajimoh wrote:
wale1974 wrote:
pajimoh wrote:
Chopping time. Another renovation exercise only to be left to rot again. I'd like to see how much to renovate a relic and compare to the cost of new stadiums all over the place?


Naija people can complain :boo: :boo: :boo: :boo: :boo:

Yes we should complain. If there's no plan to generate funds from the constant use of the stadium then we are throwing good money after bad. The stadium did not get to its current state overnight.
Years of neglect and lack of constant use led us to this point. The question is, what is going to change once it is renovated? Abuja has been abandoned for Uyo. If the Surulere stadium comes back on-line then Uyo is likely to see less action. They both can't see enough action from the national team to keep them viable.

So yes, we should complain in the absence of a viable plan


While your concerns are noted, you also need to note that the National Stadium is NOT only for football. There are other sports that can make use of the place.

For me, the important thing here is transfer of ownership to Lagos State. If that is done, there are many ways by which Lagos State can raise funds for the renovation and maintenance of the Stadium. Leaving it as it is now is not an option.


Mt bother, I don't think you're hearing me :tic: . They are not thinking of renovating the pitch due to lack of use. They are renovating the whole building. That means even the sections for other sports had fallen into disrepair.

There was a thread about the state of the stadium recently. Lets just say it was a terrible mess

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knock down or downgrade Abuja stadium for local use - direct all funds to renovate maintain and keep Lagos National stadium


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wale1974 wrote:
pajimoh wrote:
Chopping time. Another renovation exercise only to be left to rot again. I'd like to see how much to renovate a relic and compare to the cost of new stadiums all over the place?


Naija people can complain :boo: :boo: :boo: :boo: :boo:

With the amount of rubbish that goes on in Nigeria I don't think Nigerians complain enough!

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