Thirteen time Uganda Premier League champions Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) have reached an agreement with Sarjan Construction Uganda Limited to give the MTN Omondi Stadium a facelift.
Fotoball256 can confirm with authority that the contract between the two parties has been signed and work on the Lugogo based facility is supposed to commence anytime soon.
It should be noted that the government approved UGX 10billion for the construction of the stadium that meets international standards with UGX 2.5 billion expected to be released every financial year for the next four years.
The construction of the 8000 – 9000 seater was supposed to start in October 2020, but that was stalled by the coronavirus pandemic but also the approval of the paperwork had stalled.
“We intend to construct the stadium in two phases,” project manager Eng. Dr James Ssemuwemba told New Vision on August 20, 2020.
The Engineer also noted that the stadium will meet international standards with the construction of the VIP wing in phase-one estimated to take 15-18 months before its completion, and will have about 3,600 seats.
“Phase one is going to entail construction of the VIP wing which will consist of so many facilities including dressing rooms (100sq meters each) for the home and visiting teams, which should offer enough space for the teams.”
“Each dressing room will be fully equipped and self-contained with bathroom and toilet facilities; so it should be state of the art like in all major stadia around the world,” Ssemuwemba added.
While speaking to the government newspaper, Ssemuwemba gave a hit on how the VIP wing will look like.
“The roof will be made of high tensile steel sections and roofed to international standards, so we intend to engage a world-class contractor to undertake this construction.”
“In addition to the seats, we shall have a total of 95 toilet facilities around the stadium under phase-one only, so there will be no lining up to access these facilities,” he added.
According to the artistic impression the club has been throwing around on their social media pages, the facility will also harbour space for a shopping area.
Here, club merchandise will be sold, but the area will also accommodate restaurants and media facilities on the four levels of the VIP stand.