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Why Build A Stadium In Abuja?

Why is it that it's only in nigeria that once a place is named the "CAPITAL", it means that the best infrastructures will be built there. Washington DC for example can not be compared to new york city, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston or Las Vegas even tough it's the capital of America.

I question why a big stadium wshould be built in Abuja. It has not sporting culture unlike Enugu, Ibadan, Aba, Lagos, PH. Just imagine the crowd that come to the Abuja stadium to watch the Nigerian team play. Despite the fact that the home team is playing, the crownd is simply picayune when compared to the ones in Enugu, lagos, kano, calabar, Ijebu Ode.

It would have been better if that stadium had been built in a place like Onitsha, Warri, Enugu, Aba, Abeokuta, Oshogbo, even though some of this places don't have much sporting culture but the crowd will not be mediocre i bet you.

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the poster is another example of Nigerians who love nothing in Nigeria.

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AS Roma play in the Stadio Olympico but it was reconstructed for the 1960 olympics

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@omar22

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Nationals park, RFK stadium, the verizon center and many more sports venues are owned by the district of columbia or The DC Sports and Entertainment Commission, an independent agency of the District of Columbia government. the government also owns state runned college venues.

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from wikipedia:

Here is a wikipedia list of national stadiums around the world, click here 

The stadium in abuja was built for the all africa games in 2003, and abuja does have a football club, but they dont play at the national stadium. the stadium wasnt filled up main becuase its the u-17, but the stadium was filled to the max when nigeria's national team played kenya and tunisia.

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My argument is not basically because the stadium was built in the nation's capital. It's because this Capital is a few years old and has not sports history.

ROME(Italy) :You mentioned Rome owning a stadium. Why didn't you mention that Rome is the most populous city in Italy and that they have a world class team called AS ROMA.

All the cities you mentioned all have professional teams and have great sporting cultue.

Does Abuja have a club?

The stadium cannot even be filled up even when the supper eagles plays.

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Erm lets see,

1, Italy has the Stadio Olympico in Rome

2, Spain don’t have a national stadium but the Bernabau and the Claderon are around 80k and 55k capacity… but the Olympic stadium was built for the Barcelona Olympic

3, Germany has the Olympic stadium in Berlin

4 England has Wembley in North London

5 Portugal has the Stadium of light in Lisbon

6 France has stade de paris in Paris

7 Wales has the Millennium stadium in Cardiff

8 Russia has the Luzniki stadium in Moscow

Saudi Arabia King Fahd Stadium Riyadh

All in the Capital

Using USA as an example is poor because you would hardly find a stadium that belongs to the Government they are all owned but the NFL clubs, colleges, baseball or soccer clubs

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Another Naija bashing thread- can you imagine Ghanians questioning why a stadium has to be built in the capital city Accra and not somewhere else? What is the problem with Nigerians?

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Its nigerian mentality.All headquarters of parastatals is now in abuja.I wonder y we have 2national stadiums in 1country.After destroying d stadium in lagos.Its africa mentality to centralise everything

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