The construction of the 64 stadium in Eldoret town, the capital of Uasin Gishu in the Rift Valley region of Kenya is now 10 percent complete according to Eldoret Municipal Manager Tito Koiyet. Mr. Koiyet said that this was derived from a recent preliminary assessment report and insisted that the construction pace was within course.
“Our main challenge so far has been the rainfall, which has been more than usual. It has significantly slowed down the construction works at the stadium over the past two months. However, we are working towards getting around the circumstance and see the best way forward” explained the Eldoret Municipal Manager.
The municipal manager also said that inspection and oversight works are currently being carried out in conjunction with the Department of Roads, Transport, Energy and Public Works and Eldoret Municipality to ensure proper implementation and completion of the 64 stadia.
Expected completion of the 64 stadium in Eldoret town
Funded partly by the World Bank Group, through the National government of Kenya, and by the County Government of Uasin Gishu, the approximately US$ 9.1M ultra-modern sports facility is set to be completed in early 2022 after 16-18 months of construction.
It shall have a sitting capacity of at least 30,000 people, spacious offices, parking lot, FIFA standard football pitch and IAAF approved running track.
According to Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago, the historic sports facility shall host a hall of fame that will preserve sporting history and recognize the East African country’s sports legends.