Multi-Billion Talanta Stadium to be Constructed in Kenya; Nyayo and Kasarani Stadiums to Undergo Renovation

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Talanta Stadium will be constructed as the Government of Kenya is set to construct the multi billion stadium which will posses a sitting capacity of 50,000. The football-rugby only Talanta Stadium will be situated at the Jamhuri Sports Complex in Nairobi according to the Cabinet Secretary of Sports, Ababu Namwamba. This stadium will be the first major sporting facility by the current government and is anticipated to cost billions of shillings. Furthermore, major renovation and refurbishment works will be conducted on Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani Stadium, and the Nyayo National Stadium.

The Construction of the new multi-billion Talanta Stadium and the renovation works on these three historical stadiums are part of the Kenyan government plans to host the 2027 African Cup of Nations soccer upon completion. Kenya is currently seeking to co-host the AFCON competition with Uganda. On the other hand Tanzania, Algeria, Egypt, and Botswana have submitted individual bids to also host the competition.

Ababu Namwamba in the accompaniment of Principal Secretary of Sports David Tum, made a hand-over of the four projects to the Ministry of Defence of Kenya Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale and the Principal Secretary Patrick Mariru. The defence department will be expected to carry out the construction and renovation works. Although Ababu Namwamba did not reveal the total financial cost of the four projects, he stated that there were sufficient funds that would enable the completion of the projects.

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Talanta Stadium, Nyayo Stadium, and Kasarani Stadium Facilities

The new Talanta Stadium will posses many training fields for players of rugby, tennis, hockey, among others and will be finished within a period of two years.

A modern canopy will be set in the entire Nyayo Stadium equipped with lighting systems that will be energy saving. Moreover, a tartan running track which will meet the World Athletic standards will also be set up in the stadium. The media center will also be renovated and refurbished and the VIP section sitting capacity increased to meet the international standards. In addition to that, the changing rooms will be redesigned to modern facilities, the gymnasium facilities will be renovated, and also the swimming pool will undergo renovations. These renovations are ranked the fourth category based on FIFA 2022 standards.

Two training grounds will also be constructed in Moi International Sports Complex and the running tracks in the stadium will be upgraded and modernized. Renovation works will also be conducted in the changing rooms, running track, the current pitch, and public ablution.

The design of the Talanta Stadium possesses a total of three levels and acquires its architectural concept from the national emblem of Kenya which is two spears and a shield. Once Talanta Stadium will be completed, it will mark the first time Kenya has set up an international public stadium since the construction of Nyayo Stadium and MISC.