Siaya County is set to inaugurate a modern Multimillion shilling stadium equipped with a FIFA standard football pitch sometime in June next year this is according to Siaya County Secretary, Joseph Ogutu.
Ogutu has revealed that work on the half-a-billion-shilling project was almost complete following the delivery of roof trusses for the main pavilion.
Speaking at the Stadium flanked by the chief of staff, Colonel (retired) Cyrus Oguna and the county executive committee member for governance, Agunda Ochanda, Ogutu said they expect the contractor to finish the work by June next year.
“It is our projection that between March and June next year, everything else will have been done and the stadium should be in use,” Ogutu said.
He added that the facility will host various games and events and it will help open up space for sports, cultural activities, and investment in the county.
The county government of Siaya is working together with Sports Kenya to oversee the construction of the Stadium.
According to officials in charge of the project, the football pitch will have enough space as recommended by FIFA and international best practices so as to attract international clubs and events.
Ogutu further admitted that the Ksh495 million project has taken longer than expected to complete, as it was supposed to be launched in December.
The county officials further note that they want the stadium to be of the standard of international standards such as Wembley, Old Trafford or Emirates and will house a modern VIP lounge, dressing rooms, media centre and a police post.