Gusii Stadium will be closed for three months for renovations.
Kisii County Governor James Ongwe said the stadium will meet international standards after the 46 million lice renovations. The governor toured the facility and promised local residents that the project would be completed within few months.
The governor said two fences, four platforms including VIP shadows, toilets and changing rooms will be built. “The main podium is so close to the pitch that it will be demolished and rebuilt. Each podium can accommodate at least 500 fans,” Onwe said.
The district government will install two fences around the pitch and behind the terrace, which will be installed in stages. To maintain standards, the pitch is regularly watered and the drainage is rehabilitated. The track will also be renewed.
The governor said ECM and several engineers recently visited Moi Stadiums in Kisumu, Mombasa and Nyayo to compare them so that the best design could be developed. “Contractors brought all the materials to the site and work began. “The renovation will be of great help to Shabana FC as the team will be able to earn income through their sporting activities,” Onwe said. He added that the project will foster up-and-coming talent in the region.
Gusii stadium, which hosts the Kenyan Premier League, ranks among the top five Stadiums in the country which means it Will he a big turnout for the kisii people
This will Force the home team, Shabana FC to play their home games at either Narok Stadium, Awend Stadium or Kericho Green Stadium.