Grand Reopening of Hamz Stadium Nakivubo Marks New Era in Ugandan Sports


  • After extensive renovations, Uganda’s historic Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium reopens as Hamz Stadium, boasting modern facilities and hosting a grand celebration attended by dignitaries, sports enthusiasts, and top entertainers, marking a new era in Ugandan sports culture.

KAMPALA, (Examiner) – After undergoing extensive renovations, the historic Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium, now renamed Hamz Stadium, celebrated its grand reopening with a spectacular event that captivated city dwellers.

The reopening ceremony drew dignitaries from government circles, prominent business figures, and sports enthusiasts alike, who were treated to a diverse program featuring sporting competitions and electrifying performances by Uganda’s top entertainers.

Notable attendees included former Vice President of Uganda, Honorable Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, FUFA President Moses Magogo, and Minister for Kampala, Hajjat Minsa Kabanda, among others.

The festivities commenced with a lineup of sporting events, including basketball and football matches, which saw enthusiastic participation from local teams. The evening culminated in a thrilling kickboxing match at the stadium’s Boxing Arena.

Renowned artists such as Bebe Cool, Eddy Kenzo, and Sheebah Karungi entertained the crowd with their captivating performances, adding to the celebratory atmosphere.

Originally established in 1926, Hamz Stadium has undergone a remarkable transformation, now featuring state-of-the-art facilities including an all-seater design, artificial playing surface, and VIP executive boxes, marking a new chapter in Ugandan sports culture.

The grand reopening of Hamz Stadium Nakivubo signifies a significant milestone in the country’s sporting landscape, promising a bright future for sports enthusiasts and athletes alike.

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