U. J. Esuene Stadium
It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Calabar Rovers and previously Dolphins F.C. (Port Harcourt). The stadium has a capacity of 12,000 and opened in 1977. It has been short-listed as a stadium for the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
The U. J. Esuene Stadium was inaugurated on the 2 April 1977 with a match between Benin's Bendel Insurance F.C. and newly formed Calabar Rovers of Calabar. Two weeks later, the stadium hosted an international encounter between Enugu Rangers and Tonnerre Yaoundé - a game that featured the likes of Roger Milla, Christian Chukwu and Emmanuel Okalla.
The stadium has been further upgraded to include an ultra modern electronic video-matrix scoreboard, with impressive floodlights. At Nigeria 2009, Calabar will host games in Group C, which includes Iran, Colombia, the Netherlands and Gambia.
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