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Lagos, Balmoral Group to build World Cup Village at Eko Atlantic


Cement trucks, operated by Dangote Cement Plc, deliver supplies to the construction site for the Eko Atlantic city project, developed by Eko Atlantic, near Victoria island in Lagos, Nigeria. Photographer: George Osodi/Bloomberg

The Lagos State Government has partnered with Balmoral Group, the largest 360 events solutions company in West Africa, to build the biggest football viewing village that Nigeria and albeit the whole of West Africa has yet to see.

The venture, according to Lagos State, is in line with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s focus on making Lagos a sports and tourism hub,

The Football Village, according to a statement made available to The Guardian, is a state of the art viewing center that will run through the entire duration of the World Cup.


“The scope of the village goes beyond just football and extends to all aspects of life to bring together all lovers and fans of football.

The viewing Village has a state of the Art Screen that will project all 64 matches live every day of the tournament.

There will be foods of all categories, music, drinks and entertainment; all aspects that bring football lovers and fans together,” the statement revealed.

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