Nyayo National Stadium


* Address: Aerodrome Road, Nairobi
* Country: Kenya
* Capacity: 15,000
* Opened: 1983
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: AFC Leopards (football)

Extra stadium info – Nyayo National Stadium

The Nyayo National Stadium is known as a venue for various events, like athletics, concerts, football, rugby sevens and rugby union. It is among the largest sports venues by capacity in Kenya. The stadium named after the second president of Kenya, who was popularly known to Kenyans as Nyayo. The venue was known as the Coca-Cola National Stadium after The Coca-Cola Company bought the naming rights in February 2009. Three months later, The Coca-Cola Company withdrew from the contract because the Kenyan government disagreed with the stadium name. Several months later, the venue hosted the African Championships in Athletics for the first time in its history.

Mwamba RFC played some home matches at the Nyayo National Stadium. They won the Kenya Cup, the Kenyan top-flight rugby union competition, in 1985 for the first time in their history. Mwamba RFC is among the first African rugby union clubs with 10,000 followers on its main social media page. AFC Leopards use the Nyayo National Stadium for home games. Gor Mahia FC are their arch-rivals. AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia FC became the first Kenyan football clubs with 10 domestic top-flight league titles.

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