64 Stadium

Construction of 64 Stadium to Be Complete By August 2022 – Mandago

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Construction works for the 64 Stadium in Eldoret town are expected to be completed by August 2022.

Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago says already works on the stadium have started.

Over Ksh1.1 billion has been set aside to facilitate a facelift of the iconic stadium that had for a long time been neglected.

64 Stadium has been known for hosting major political events as well as national day celebrations at the county level.

Mandago with AK President Jack Tuwei.

According to Mandago, works on the stadium are now at 20 percent complete. They started in the second half of 2021 and were expected to be complete within 18 months.

“As a county, we have invested in constructing 64 Stadium. A contractor is already on the ground and works that recently are now at 20 percent complete,” noted the county boss.

“We are optimistic that before we exit office in August 2022, the stadium will have been complete, or almost complete,” he added.

Architectural impression of the 64 Stadium.

The project is being funded jointly by the County Government of Uasin Gishu, the National Government, and the World Bank.

Once complete, the 64 Stadium will be a world-class facility with a capacity to host up to 30,000 people.

It will have a FIFA standard football pitch and a World Athletics’ approved running track.

The stadium will also host a hall of fame that will preserve sporting history and recognize the East African country’s sports legends.

Completion of the 64 Stadium construction works will be a major boost to sporting activities in Eldoret, a town that boasts of being home to many athletics champions.

This will also be the second state-of-the-art stadium in Eldoret town – as construction works are also ongoing for the Kipchoge Keino Stadium.

Past photo of Kipchoge Keino stadium which is still under construction.

The Kipchoge Keino stadium project is being funded by the National Government.

“Although the project has been delayed, we thank the national government and the Sports Cabinet Secretary for following it up with contractors to ensure it is completed. We hope it will be done soon enough so that our sportsmen and women can have enough stadiums for training,” Mandago said.

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