Having already put it in plan for the Pamoja bid won by Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, the government of Uganda through HE. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has directed that Hoima City is granted a national stadium.
The directive was in a meeting was put out in a meeting that happened on Wednesday 8th November at the State house.
The stadium is set to be a 20,000 seater and will be constructed on a 10 acres piece of land donated by the family of the late Dr Rujumba in Mparo Cell, Hoima city.
With Hoima City always labeled the Oil City, this will be a chance of development and will attract a number of tourists with the sports infrastructure, airport, nature and Oil.
The presence of the Kabalega International airport that is set to have its first Cargo plane land in December is said to have been a leading factor that won Hoima the race.
An Inter-ministerial committee together with officials from NCS, FUFA and CAF on Friday 3rd November visited and inspected the proposed site for the construction of Hoima Stadium located in Kyarwiru cell, Hoima East Division, Hoima City ahead of AFCON 2027.
The committee included about 15 ministries and departments who were instructed by the line minister to conduct a needs assessment on the requirements for hosting AFCON 2027 where Uganda will co-host with Kenya and Tanzania.
The construction will add to Hoima’s chances of being a host City for the 2027 AFCON as two other Cities as chosen from a short list that includes Fort portal and Lira.
Uganda was chosen to co-host the 2027 Africa Cup Of Nations with fellow East African Nations Kenya and Tanzania.