Abuja’s Top Sports Places To Visit

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For those visiting or living in Abuja, this post will introduce you to Abuja’s top sports places.

Abuja National Stadium

It is notable as the home of the Nigerian National Football Team.

The Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) gave the Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) the provisional hosting rights of the 2007 World Youth Championship because of the facilities of the stadium.

This was the venue of the 8th All Africa games, the largest games in the history of the games.

Abuja is where the major acitivities in the country occurs and so the national stadium is the numero uno of football activities in Nigeria. Want to see local stars and foreign players battle on the pitch for your pleasure? Grab a buddy and come have a revelrous time!

Safety/Security

This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Abuja National Stadium, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

Vuvuzela.

Drums, Trumpets.

Things to do while at Abuja National Stadium

These are the following things you can do while you’re here:

Attend a social event.

Watch a football match.

Take a selfie of the game.

Bond with fellow fans.

Best Features

This is a multifaceted stadium serving as a home to the Nigerian national football team, as well as a center for various social, cultural, and religious events. Football fans can also catch a glimpse of their favorite football stars during an international friendly or a cup qualifier.

It also has a Plan B Sports centre with games like tennis, basketball, swimming etc.

Most common visitors

Footballers, Fans, Coaches are the people you will find here.

 

IBB International Golf Club

This was built in 1992. It is notable as a prestigious leisure center.

It was the early 1980’s and Abuja had recently been made the capital city. Officers were making constant trips to Lagos to play golf. In a bid to stop these short trips, the idea of a standard golf course where officers could enjoy their game was birthed and thus it came to be that the Ibrahim Babaginda golf course was formed. Since then, it has grown to be a prestigious tourist and recreational center in the capital city.

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Safety/Security

This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Ibrahim Babaginda International Golf and Country Club, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

Hat or Face cap.

Shorts.

Golf clubs

Sun screen.

Things to do while at Ibrahim Babaginda International Golf and Country Club

These are the following things you can do while you’re here:

Bird watching.

Enjoy the ambience of nature.

Best Features

The serenity afforded while playing a game of golf.

Writer’s Review

To go enjoy a game of golf, relax or meditate.

Most common visitors

Leisure golfers, Pro-golfers, Tourists, Bird watchers.

Golfers laud IBB golf club- Leadership news, April 2015.

 

Harrow Park Golf Club

This was established in October 2013. It is notable as one of the most exclusive private clubs in Nigeria.

This ultra high-end lifestyle private club is a business, social and dining club that aims to be the very heart of Nigeria’s current and future professional, political and business life.

Safety/Security

This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Harrow Park Golf Club (Members Only), here are some helpful things to take along with you:

Club membership ID

Cash or Credit/Debit Cards

Best Features

It is a premier luxury one-stop hub for exclusive dining, gourmet cuisines, golfing, health and spa treatments, high-profile networking and business activities in Nigeria. The world-class Harrow Park facilities boast a restaurant offering international cuisine, Asian fusion restaurant, Moroccan lounge, together with a cocktail bar, and a Cigar lounge. It also offers specialty retail stores, a golf pro shop, a dry spa, and a private banking lounge.

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Writer’s Review

As a private members club, special emphasis is placed upon those elements which are the essence of an outstanding club: private but professionally managed facilities, a strong membership spirit and excellence in design, décor, dining, club activities and service.

1212 Polo and Turf Abuja

The first of its kind in Nigeria’s capital, Twelve Twelve was borne out of a desire to bring the beautiful game of Polo and the exhilaration of horse riding to thrill seekers in the booming metropolis of the FCT, and aims to be the benchmark in Polo and Turf sports in the country.

Safety/Security

This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to 1212 Polo and Turf, Abuja, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

A change of clothes

Things to do while at 1212 Polo and Turf, Abuja

These are the following things you can do while you’re here:

Watch horses at the stable

Best Features

The clean, air-conditioned stables at Twelve Twelve holds twelve horses, including breeds from Nigeria and other African countries including Chad and South Africa.

 

Old Parade Ground

A stadium used to host rallies and concerts, Old Parade Ground has the capacity to accommodate about 5,000 people. It is some times used for football matches and it is the home stadium of various teams in the Abuja, including Abuja F.C. and Court of Appeal.

Safety/Security

This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Old Parade Ground, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

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Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with.

 

Guards Polo Club

Here one can relax, watch or play Polo games. The club attracts polo players and spectators alike. It hosts various tournaments all year long, with regular competitions with other polo clubs around the country.

Safety/Security

This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Guards Polo Club, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

Helmets and appropriate riding shoes.

Cash or Credit/Debit Cards

Polo stick/club for playing.

Writer’s Review

A lovely place to relax, stretch your tense muscles with a game, or just enjoy a chilled drink as you watch others jostle on the playing field, Guards Polo Club has one of the best polo fields in the country. Most times when one comes in, a game will be underway as every afternoon during the weekends are busy game days. These games are exciting events which are bound to keep on the edge of your seat. It is also a socialization hub as many important personalities are often spotted playing or watching the sport in the hot afternoons.

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