According to news from the club, the VIP section has been expanded during the lockdown period.
The new expansion has added a further 600 seats to bring the section’s full capacity up to 1,225 spectators.
However, this will officially be opened to the public at the crowning of Vipers as the 2019/20 League Champions.
According to the stadium Manager Edward Junior Mulindwa, their main goal is to refurbish all areas at the stadium.
“We have installed more seats in the VIP area to accommodate more fans seated comfortably while enjoying football next season,” he said before adding.
“Futher to that, we are also refurbishing all areas that may have been damaged during the regular season.”
“We are also equipping the stadium with other equipment to ease operations as we look forward to football next season” he added.
St. Mary’s Stadium on steady growth
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.
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.
This happened after a thorough inspection tour by stadium inspectors Daniel Amokachi together with Emmanuel Dasoberi.
St. Mary’s Stadium a good example for Ugandan football
Despite such achievement, the stadium authorities are not sitting on their laurels instead new developments are being introduced to enhance its features further.
The management has future plans of further developments in phases as will be revealed from time to time.
Their main aim is to keep up with the standards as required by international football bodies.
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