• Short Summary

    A NEW SPORTS STADIUM, BUILT OT OLYMPIC STANDARDS, WAS OPENED DURING THE WEEKEND BY THE PRIME MINISTER, ALHAJI SIR AHMADU BELLO, AT KADUNA, IN NORTHERN NIGERIA.

  • Description

    A NEW SPORTS STADIUM, BUILT OT OLYMPIC STANDARDS, WAS OPENED DURING THE WEEKEND BY THE PRIME MINISTER, ALHAJI SIR AHMADU BELLO, AT KADUNA, IN NORTHERN NIGERIA.

    THE STADIUM, WHICH BEARS THE NAME OF THE PRIME MINISTER, HAS ROOM FOR MORE THAN 30,000 SPECTATORS, INCLUDING THOSE WHO CAN BE SEATED ON THE ULTRA-MODERN GRANDSTAND. BUILDING OPERATIONS BEGAN JUST UNDER TWO YEARS AGO, AND COST GBP800,000.

    TO MARK THE OPENING DAY ON SUNDAY, A NORTHERN NIGERIAN FOOTBALL TEAM PLAYED A VISITING TEAM FROM QUEEN'S PARK, GLASGOW, IN SCOTLAND. THE VISITING TEAM WON, 3-0.

    PRESENTATION OF THE CUP TO THE WINNERS, AND SOUVENIRS TO ALL THE PLAYERS, WAS MADE BY SIR KASHIM IBRAHIM, GOVERNOR OF NORTHERN NIGERIA.

    THE STADIUM IS FULLY EQUIPPED BY INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS WITH A REGULATION ATHLETICS TRACK, AND PRESS AND TELEVISION GALLERIES. LATER IT IS PLANNED TO ADD A SWIMMING POOL AND GYMNASIUMS..

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEW4GN8043GF3SBMIFJK0WCGWG
    Media URN:
    VLVAEW4GN8043GF3SBMIFJK0WCGWG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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