Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium is a multi-use stadium located in Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi, Nigeria. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of the Nigerian Premier League team Wikki Tourists F.C. The stadium has a seating capacity of 15, 000 people. The stadium was built by the Federal Government in 1985.
Abubarkar Tafawa Balewa Stadium is one of the 8 venues used for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Nigeria 2009 with a total of 3 matches held. Its first tournament match was between Nigeria and Argentina, which represented group A with 11,467 people in attendance.
Distinguishing features of the stadium include the world-class FIFA standard scoreboard, LED display and energy saving floodlights, electronic scoreboard, Close-Circuit Television (CCTV) for security surveillance, and an ultra-modern media Centre. It also houses an Olympic-size 10-lane swimming pool. It was later upgraded with a state-of-art artificial turf, renovated main gallery, a fully equipped medical Centre, and a newly constructed Presidential Stand.
Visitors coming to the stadium always have pleasurable moments at the sightseeing of the amazing features of the stadium and always have a good time enjoying the games there.