The National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria, which comprises an Olympic-length swimming pool arena and a multipurpose facility arena used for athletics, rugby, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, wrestling and boxing matches.
It was actually built specifically for hosting football matches until 2004. It hosted several international competitions including the 1980 African Cup of Nations final, the 2000 African Cup of Nations final, and FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. It also served as the main stadium for the 1973 All-Africa Games.
The stadium is owned and operated by the Government of Nigeria and was also for some time the home for the Rugby Union team Cowrie RFC.
When the stadium was built in 1972, it had a capacity of 55,000. The capacity was then reduced to 45,000 in 1999. The record attendance is 85,000 and was taken in the final match of the African Cup of Nations in 1980 between Nigeria and Algeria.