- Address: Aerodrome Road, Nairobi
- Country: Kenya
- Capacity: 15,000
- Opened: 1983
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: AFC Leopards (football)
Extra stadium info – Nyayo National Stadium
The Nyayo National Stadium is known as a venue for various events, like athletics, concerts, football, rugby sevens and rugby union. It is among the largest sports venues by capacity in Kenya. The stadium is named after the second president of Kenya, who was popularly known to Kenyans as Nyayo. On 4 February 2020, the former president died at a hospital in Nairobi at the age of 95. He was the president of Kenya between 1978 and 2002.
The name of the stadium and athletics
The venue was known as the Coca-Cola National Stadium after The Coca-Cola Company bought the stadium’s naming rights in February 2009. Three months later, The Coca-Cola Company withdrew from the contract because the Kenyan government disagreed with the stadium name. Several months later, the venue hosted the African Championships in Athletics for the first time in its history.
Mwamba RFC played some home matches at the Nyayo National Stadium. The rugby union club was founded in 1977. They won the Kenya Cup, the Kenyan top-flight rugby union competition, in 1985 for the first time in their history. Mwamba RFC is among the first African rugby union clubs with 10,000 followers on its main social media page.
Kenyan football clubs
The AFC Leopards use the Nyayo National Stadium for home games. The club was founded in 1964. Gor Mahia Football Club are their arch-rivals. The AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia became the first sports clubs from Kenya with 100,000 followers on their main social media page. The AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia FC became the first Kenyan football clubs with 10 domestic top-flight league titles. In 1966, the Leopards were crowned Kenyan football champions for the first time in their history. In 1968, Gor Mahia were crowned Kenyan football champions for the first time in their history.