Murtala Square was developed to serve as a sporting and recreational centre for residents of the State and visitors alike.
Over time, the facility has become a complex which houses a standard Olympic-size swimming pool, diving pool, two hockey pitches, volleyball courts, handball courts, basketball courts, cricket pitch, traditional sports venue, tennis courts, football pitch, pavilions, taekwondo centre, race course, and an auditorium for multipurpose sports and events.
However, the facility is in deplorable condition and can no longer compete with other sporting and recreation facility around the world.
KMDMC is remodelling the entire facility to a world-class sporting centre with additional facilities for hospitality. The facility will be concessioned to a competent manager at completion to operate and manage.
The new development will include conversion of Yar'adua Indoor Sports Hall to a Conference Hall, remodelling of Olympic Size Swimming Pool, Diving Pool and Diving Platform, construction of Fence, Gate and Gate House, renovation of Central Pavilion & Hockey Pitch Grandstand, construction of a new Clubhouse, conversion of Pavilion to Boutique Hotel and Tech Hub, Natural Grass Pitches & General Landscraping, and other infrastructure.