Second GC stadium on the cards

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Thapelo Olopeng
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Thapelo Olopeng

The Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture is considering building a second bigger stadium in the greater Gaborone.

The stadium, with a 40 000 seating capacity, is in the National Development Plan (NDP) 11 plan.  When answering a question from Kgosi Nametso Kopelo on whether he does not deem it necessary to build a second stadium with a bigger carrying capacity in Gaborone, the Minister Thapelo Olopeng said their challenge is unavailability of land. “It is indeed necessary to build a second stadium with a bigger carrying capacity in or around Gaborone.

The challenge we are facing is unavailability of land in this area. “Such a stadium would be instrumental in facilitating the country’s possibility of hosting major international sport events such as Africa Cup of Nations, African Athletics champions and the Commonwealth Youth Games, among others,” Olopeng told Ntlo ya Dikgosi.

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