• National Athletics Stadium Abuja

National Stadium Abuja

Abuja, Nigeria, 2002

The Main Bowl Complex is one of new venues built for the All African Games 2003. The structure of the track and field stadium is based on the spoke-and-wheel concept with an elliptic concrete compression ring and two ring cables at the inner edge of the roof. the connection of the inner ring cables with the compression ring is carried out by upper and lower radial cables in 36 axes. The upper radial cables support arches, which carry a double-curved roof cladding.

  • Location

    Abuja, Nigeria

  • Architect


  • Cooperation

    GuS Stuttgart; Scholze Ingenieurgesellschaf; IB Schwarz; WPM Projektmanagement

  • Client

    Federal Government of Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Sports and Social Development

  • Contractor

    Julius Berger Nigeria PLC represented by Bilfinger Berger AG, Wiesbaden; Dach: Pfeifer Seil- und Hebetechnik, Memmingen; B&O Hightex, Rimsting

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, erection analysis, site supervision

  • Main longitudinal axis 265 m
  • Height up to 40 m
  • Material PTFE coated glass fibre membrane
  • Seats 60,000
  • Main transversal axis 207 m
  • Plan area of membrane roof 33,000 m²
  • Total building area 290,000 m²
  • National Athletics Stadium Abuja
  • National Athletics Stadium Abuja

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