Delta Poly’s Olympic size stadium ready for commissioning in Ozoro
The stadium was designed and built by the polytechnic engineers under the inspiration of the rector, Dr. Jacob Snipps Oboreh. A statement signed by the registrar of the institution, Mr. Samuel Oviemuno Onaibre, said the vision for the Olympic size stadium was contemplated in June 2015 during the preparation for Nigeria Polytechnic Games (NIPOGA) and the project was completed within 11 months.
Mr. Onaibre added that the 14,000 sitting capacity stadium will be commissioned by the Governor Okowa on December 1, 2016,He disclosed that other projects recently completed and would be commissioned by the governor include a model banking Hall for the Banking and Finance Department, Wheel Balancing/Alignment workshop for Centre for Entrepreneurship Education,upgraded/restructured Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro main gate, fire- fighting station building, fire-fighting truck and backup truck, 2km campus roads and laboratory building for Science Laboratory Technology Department.
The registrar said the school hoped that Governor Okowa’s entourage for the commissioning would include members of the Delta State House of Assembly, state commissioners, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, community leaders from Isoko North and South and dignitaries from neighboring states.
Part of the activities lined up to entertain guests on the day, Mr. Onaibre said, are a football match between Ozoro Polytechnic and Auchi Polytechnic and track events, as well as cultural displays and dance by the students of the institution.
According to the registrar, the stadium has a standard football pitch with flood lights for night events, eight lane designed tracks for athletics events, commentary box public address system, full roof covering and sealed, 139 toilets and 52 urinary spread within the stadium, 15 well furnished dressing rooms and wardrobe with showers, 10 V.I.P lodge with air condition well furnished, 14,000 seats for spectators and well spaced environment for car park.