St Mary’s Stadium has been the home of Vipers Sports Club since March 2017 when it was officially opened with a CAF Confederation Cup match between the Venoms and Platinum Stars of South Africa.

Since then, the stadium has constantly been changed and developed with various improvements to make going for matches a better experience to fans.

Part of the newly expanded VIP section at St Mary’s stadium Kitende.

An artificial turf was installed replacing a natural grass pitch, magnificent technical areas, a state of the art gym are some of the various developments done since the official opening.

Earlier this year in March, Fifa and Caf Certified the facility as fit to host international engagements after a thorough inspection tour by stadium inspectors Daniel Amokachi together with Emmanuel Dasoberi.

Club President Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa (M) having a chat with Caf Stadium Inspectors Daniel Amokachi (L) and Emmanuel Dasoberi (R) when they visited St Mary’s stadium early this year.

However, despite such achievement, the stadium authorities are not sitting on their laurels instead new developments are being introduced to enhance its features further.

In readiness for next season where Vipers are set to represent Uganda in the Caf Champions League, the VIP section expansion has taken place during the lockdown.

The new expansion, adding a further 600 seats to bring the section’s capacity up to 1,225 will officially be opened to the public at the crowning of Vipers as the 2019/20 League Champions.

Another wing of the newly expanded VIP section.

Many football facilities have developed in Uganda and Africa at large but the greatest challenge among all is the sustainability with international required standards especially in moments when such facilities are not utilized.

In a conversation with Vipers Media, the stadium Manager Edward Junior Mulindwa expressed delight in view of the latest development.

“We have installed more seats in the VIP area to accommodate more fans seated comfortably while enjoying football next season”

More seats to accommodate fans at St Mary’s stadium.

“Futher to that, we are also refurbishing all areas that may have been damaged during the regular season as well as equipping the stadium with other equipments to ease operations as we look forward to football next season” Mulindwa remarked.

The management has future plans of further developments in phases as will be revealed from time to time in a bid to keep up with the standards as required by international football bodies.

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5 replies on “St Mary’s stadium VIP section expanded ahead of new season”

  1. Thanks a lot but as a true Venom I beg the management of the club if you can get floodlights in our stadium next season because we miss some of the games coz of time issues so please consider it too

    1. Please management,we need flood lights,so that we can be able to watch the night matches

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