Sustainable Development Goals - Afe Babalola University

Shared Sports Facilities

The ABUAD Directorate of Sports and Wellness provides shared sports facilities that are open to all faculty, students and community members at no cost. The Directorate also organizes sporting competitions and events that promote wellness and active lifestyles for the university community. Our offerings include the award winning Talent Discovery Centre, ABUAD Sport Arena, and the ABUAD Multi Systems Hospital Open Gym.

ABUAD Talent Discovery Centre

The ABUAD Talent Discovery Centre (TDC) is the largest and one of the most comprehensive shared indoor sports facilities in any Nigerian university.  The Talent Discovery Centre boasts of mixed swimming pool, gym, and 35 indoor sports facilities including:

  • Indoor multi-functional hall (soccer halls – basketball – badminton, handball – volleyball)
  • Indoor competition hall with mobile seating solutions
  • Squash courts
  • Indoor tennis court
  • Open gym and fitness hall
  • Storage facilities in different sizes
  • Shopping centre which offers kits and other itemsl for healthy eating campaigns
  • Conference room where workshops and seminars are held

All facilities in the TDC are free for students and interested members of the community.

ABUAD Sport Arena

The ABUAD Sports Arena is an outdoor sports arena located close to the main gate of the University. With a seating capacity of over 500, it is built to host sporting events including football, athletics, handball, volleyball and basketball tournaments, music concerts etc.  The arena boasts of world-class shared sporting facilities which are free for students and interested members of the community. These include:

  • Football field build with natural grass, according to football federation standards
  • Five-a-side soccer field
  • Handball field
  • Two interdisciplinary stadiums (basketball – volleyball – handball)
  • External tennis courts

In 2015, the arena hosted its biggest sporting event, the Nigerian Private University Games (NPUGA).

The ABUAD Multi Systems Hospital Open Gym offers free fitness and meditation classes for students and interested members of the community.

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