The Atlantic Hall Educational Trust Council has announced its launching of the Atlantic Hall Sports Complex, a N3 billion ultra-modern sports centre.
It is to be built in Epe, Lagos.
According to the Trust Council, a not-for-profit organization, the facility will be none-of-its-kind in Nigeria as it shall boast of integrated modern sports facilities for dedicated to grassroots sports development and early talent discovery. “The sports complex designed to international standards is conceived to compete with any of its kind worldwide,” according to Atlantic Hall Sports Complex Committee Chairman, Mrs. Maureen Akpofure-Awobokun.
Akpofure-Awobokun explained that when completed, the sports facility will be a source of pride to all Nigerians and Africans at large.
Details show that the Atlantic Hall Sports Complex comprises 5 football pitches, 8-lane tartan track, 1000 square meter multi-purpose indoor sports hall, basketball court, 6 lawn tennis courts, volleyball and handball courts, gymnasium, pavilion, 1200-capacity bleacher and an Olympic size swimming pool. Those are in addition to a 1500-seater hall, changing rooms, vendor stands, toilet and other ancillary facilities.
According to Atlantic Hall Educational Trust Council, the primary aims of the sports complex include promotion of early talent discovery; grassroots youth development; promotion of healthy living among young people; and to serve as an efficient way to engage young people to curb crime and other related vices such as drug abuse.
“The Atlantic Hall Sports Complex is not just a vision of constructing world-class facilities for sports. This vision is about building a legacy of champions in Africa,” said Mrs. Akpofure-Awobokun.
“We are faced with our own choice today. The choice to support the vision of the Atlantic Hall Sports Complex or not. The choice to take the lead in the regeneration of the Nigerian educational sports sector or not”, Akpofure-Awobokun added.