Top 20 Stadium In Kenya: Which County Has The Largest?

Which Kenyan stadium has the largest sitting capacity? As of today, Kenya currently has around 25 well-established stadiums in the country.

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Top 20 Stadium In Kenya: Which County Has The Largest?
Top 20 Stadium In Kenya: Which County Has The Largest?

Recently, sports have gained popularity in Kenya, along with other African nations, which have enjoyed luring significant investment to construct top-notch stadiums to make sports operate.

In the modern world, stadiums are meeting places where supporters gather to celebrate or grieve, regardless of who performs. When choosing where to hold major athletic events, sports agents consider size, atmosphere, and history.

In this article, we compare Kenya's Best stadiums that you can find in various County governments. Let us get started

Top 20 Stadiums In Kenya

Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani

The facility, which has existed for over 35 years, was built to host the All-Africa Games held in Nairobi in 1987. It is the biggest stadium in Kenya, with a sitting capacity of 60,000. The stadium is located in Kasarani Estate, Nairobi, along Thika Superhighway. It is used for sports, athletics, and indoor games, among other sports. It also has an indoor Arena for games such as tennis, table tennis, basketball, and netball,

The stadium meets international sports bodies' standards and organizations such as FIFA for football and the IAAF for athletics. The recent IAAF Under 21 world championships athletics was hosted in this stadium in 2021.

Nyayo National Stadium

The Stadium, with a capacity of 30,000 people, has existed since 1983. It is among the best stadiums in Kenya. It is most known for hosting sporting events like football games, swimming competitions, and many state events. The Gymnasium, Aquatic Center, Handball Court, and Volleyball Training Court are among the additional facilities of Nyayo Stadium. Several athletic events have occurred in the stadium, such as the 2010 African Championship in Athletics.

Bukhungu Stadium

Located in Kakamega County, Bukhungu holds a sitting capacity of 30,000, making it appear among the top three stadiums in Kenya. Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya opened it on 12th December 2017 during the Jamhuri Day celebrations.

The stadium is the home ground for the Kenyan Premier League Western Stima, consisting of 20 teams from various parts of the country.

Afraha Stadium

The Stadium in Nakuru County is just 2 kilometers from Lake Nakuru National Park and is commonly known for football matches. It is the home stadium for the Kenyan Premier League Nakuru All-Stars and Ulizi Stars.

The Stadium has existed since 1948. It has a capacity of up to 20,000 people. Apart from sports activities, it also hosts major political rallies.

Muhoroni Stadium

Muhoroni Stadium is located in Kisumu and was once known as Biafra Stadium. It is a multi-use building with a 20,000 capacity primarily known for football games. The Kenyan Premier League team Muhoroni Youth and the Muhoroni Sugar Company jointly own and operate the stadium.

Moi Kinoru Stadium

Located on the outskirts of Meru town, Kinoru Stadium holds a sitting capacity of about 18,000 people, becoming the country's sixth-largest stadium. It is the home ground to Tusker FC, a football team that competes in the Kenyan Premier League.

The stadium is under construction and has four changing rooms for teams and an extra two for officials. It also has VIP Lounges, a press conference room, and a media tribune. Once fully opened, it will have other basketball, netball, tennis, and volleyball courts.

Nairobi City Stadium

Nairobi City Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Nairobi City along Jogoo Road. It has a sitting capacity of 15,000. The stadium serves various interests of Nairobi residents in games and sporting activities, political rallies, and cultural and corporate events,

Initially knowns as African Stadium, Donholm Road Stadium, and Jogoo Road Stadium before its name was officially changed to City Stadium. The Nairobi City Council manages it.

Kenyatta Stadium

It is the largest stadium In Machakos County and the upper eastern region. It has a sitting capacity of about 10,000. The stadium is used for various activities, from sports to games, political rallies, and other relevant events.

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Mombasa Municipal Stadium

It is located in the second largest city in Kenya, Mombasa. It is within the Mombasa Municipality area with a sitting capacity of around 10,000. It is mainly used for sports and gaming activities, political rallies, and other significant events.

Kipchoge Keino Stadium

The multi-purpose Stadium is in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, in Rift Valley. With a sitting capacity of 10,000, it serves Uasin Gishu County's residents, especially in athletics as many of Kenya’s renowned athletes come from the region.

He was named after Kipchoge Keino, a legend in the Kenyan athletics scene who flagged the Kenyan flag high during his time as an athlete. The Stadium is the largest in the entire rift valley and is managed by the Uasin Gishu County government.

 Mumias Sports Complex

Located in Mumias, Kakamega County, in the western part of Kenya, Mumias Sports Complex is a multi-use building. Initially, Mumias Sugar F.C. used it as their home field. The Stadium can accommodate 10,000 people in its seats. It was one of the locations for the 2009 CECAFA Cup, which took place in Kenya from November 28 to December 12, 2009.

Gusii Stadium

Gusii Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Kisii, Kenya. It is used mainly for football matches and is the home stadium of Shabana Kisii. The stadium holds over 5,000 people.

Awendo Green Stadium

The Green Stadium, in Awendo, Nyanza Province, is a multipurpose arena mainly used for football matches, especially in the Kenya Premier League. It is a 5,000-capacity Stadium and is home to Sony Sugar F.C.

Narok Stadium

The Narok Stadium is a 5000-seater date soccer and multipurpose stadium that plays host to a number of the Kenyan Premier League Matches. Located just 80km from the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve, the Stadium has attracted soccer clubs and sports lovers.

The AFC Leopards, one of Kenya's famous top tire soccer clubs, has used the stadium on several counts as a temporary home ground. After its renovation, AFC Leopards and Kariobangi Sharks expressed interest in adopting it as their permanent home.

It has undergone two renovation stages, the first costing 313.6 million. The completion of both faces has seen the Stadium upgrade to the current 5000 pax, a playing field, running track, and VIP terraces others include; a swimming pool, basketball courts, a lower boundary wall, and landscaping.

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Thika Municipality stadium

The Thika Municipal Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Thika, Kenya. It is used mainly for football matches and is the home stadium of Thika United F.C. The stadium holds 5,000 people.

In March 2020, a proposal was tabled by the county assembly of Kiambu to rename the stadium after long-serving mayor Douglas Mundia, who served from 1968, when Thika was first declared a municipality, to 1992.

Chemilil Sports Complex

Chemelil Sports Complex is a multipurpose arena mainly used for football matches, especially in the Kenya Premier League. It is a 5,000-capacity Stadium home to Chemelil Sugar F.C. on Kopere-Chemelil Road in Chemelil, Nyando.

The Stadium facility is found inside Chemelil Sugar Company which owns and manages the Stadium. Chemelil Sugar Company is also the long-term sponsor of Chemelil Sugar Football Club.

Moi Stadium Kisumu

Moi Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Kisumu, Kenya. It is used mainly for football matches and is the home stadium of Kisumu All Stars F.C. The stadium holds 5,000 people. Gor Mahia has also been playing some of their home games there due to the unavailability of Nairobi's City Stadium.

Hope Centre Kawangware

The World Hope Center, Kenya, is commonly known in Kenya by the general population and sports lovers alike as Hope Center Kawangware. It is a football stadium in Kawangware, one of the Kenyan Capital, Nairobi suburbs. Kawangware is a slum area about 15km West of the Nairobi Central Business District, between Lavington and Dagoretti.

The 5,000-capacity stadium is home to the Kenya Premier League side, Nairobi City Stars. It also holds home soccer matches for two others in the Football Kenya Federation Division One, Kenya Revenue Authority, and Administration Police, and Vapor FC, an Academy affiliated with Nairobi City Stars.

Naivasha Stadium

The 5,000-capacity Stadium is on Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha, in Kenya. Naivasha is a City in Kenya and a market town in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya, northwest of Nairobi's capital. It is located on the shores of Lake Naivasha along the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway.

It is home to the Kenya Premier League sides Karuturi Sports and Oserian F.C. It is also nicknamed ‘Old Trafford, after the home stadium of English Premier League club Manchester United.

Ruaraka Stadium

Ruaraka Stadium is a soccer and multi-use stadium located at the East African Breweries Limited Industrial Facility next to Garden City Mall along Thika Super Highway and 11km East of Nairobi Central Business District. It is also less than 3km from The Moi International Stadium, the biggest stadium in Kenya.

Tusker F.C. has used the 4,000-capacity stadium for some of its training sessions, but it has been used primarily for home soccer matches and a home stadium for Mathare Youth.

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One of the things that Kenya as a country has been lacking in the sports sector is stadiums that meet most of the FIFA and CAF standards,. Still, the government of Kenya has been trying its best in recent days to solve the problem by constructing new stadiums and renovating old ones.

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