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FIFA’s U-17 entertainment centre opens in Lagos

If you think football is all that the U-17 World Cup is about, you might have to think again, especially if you reside in or plan to visit Lagos during the tournament. The Local Organising Committee of the U-17 FIFA Championship, Lagos sub-seat, in partnership with Multimedia marketing Concepts Limited have announced the opening of a 15-hour daily entertainment center to compliment the global host.

The event centre will feature musical acts, comedians, exhibition stands, food and drink vendors, various talent shows, games and competition among participants. Organisers have also promised to make available a giant screw for viewing.

Deciding to maximize the opportunity that hosting the world presents, and in order to leave pleasant memories of Nigeria, the Lagos sub-seat of the LOC together with their partners, MMC, have included entertainment in the line up of activities for the global event.

Packaged to officially take off today, simultaneously with the opening ceremony of the championship, the twenty-one day fiesta/bumper package is titled Eko Akete Centre Exhibition/Entertainment.

The aim of the innovation is to provide a one-stop centre of full blown entertainment to both visitors and Nigerians while creating a meeting point for cultural/social interractions, brand creation/promotions, musical/creative talent exposure and trading opportunities in an almost twenty-four hours daily arrangement.

A weekly one-hour television show is also being packaged to highlight the various activities at the centre while also exposing the tourism/environment development opportunities and investment potentials in Lagos state. The broadcast will be syndicated across LTV 8, DBN Television, Lagos, Galaxy Television and TV Continental, Lagos.

Over a million visitors are expected to grace the centre which will be open from 24th October till 15th November. The serene, beautiful and secured environment of the Union Bank Sports Club on Bode Thomas Street, Suru- Lere Lagos  has been secured to host the special package.

The venue is in the same environ with the Teslim Balogun Stadium; host venue for the Local Organising Commitee, Lagos sub-seat of U-17 FIFA Championship.

The Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos is one the six venues where matches in the competition will be played across the country.


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