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Lagos Partners Balmoral to Build World Cup Village at Eko Atlantic

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As part of Lagos State Government's efforts in line with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s focus at making Lagos a sports and tourism hub, the state has partnered with Balmoral Group, the largest 360 events solutions company in West Africa to build the biggest football viewing village in Nigeria and albeit West Africa.

The football village is a state of the art viewing center that will run throughout the entire duration of the World Cup. The scope of the village goes beyond just football and extends to all aspects of life to bring together all lovers and fans of football. The viewing village has a state of the art screen that will project all 64 matches live every day of the tournament. There will be foods of all categories, music, drinks and entertainm­ent; all aspects that bring football lovers and fans together.

Industry sources say that Balmoral Group was chosen by the Lagos State government to partner with because of their track record in executing major events like COPA Lagos, Internatio­nal Drinks Festival and many more major projects. The Balmoral Group specialise­s in hospitalit­y, exhibition­s venue management and live events like this viewing center for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Another reason why Balmoral is the preferred partner is because they have secured the license to officially run a World Cup viewing center from FIFA.

Also championin­g this partnershi­p is the Lagos State Sports Commission who is focused on ensuring that Lagosians and other nationals represente­d in Nigeria have the best of time during the 2018 World Cup. The Viewing Village has been tagged “Russia in Lagos” and will be hosting the best of everything Lagosians love about football in festival style.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will be flying the National colours as one of the competing teams.

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L-R: Nigerian Sport Award Panel Member, Mr. Michel Obi; Chairman, Mr. Kayode Idowu; and Member, Dr. Kweku Tandor, at the 2018 Nigerian Sport Award, held at Sheraton in Lagos...recently PHOTO: SUNDAY ADIGUN
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Secondary School Students participat­e in the Draws for the Group stages of Season 9 of the GTBank – Lagos State Principal’s Cup
 ??  ?? Noami Oke (left) receiving her award from Alhaji Tijani Abdulazeez Adebayo, a member of the Governing Board of Lagos State Sports Commission
Noami Oke (left) receiving her award from Alhaji Tijani Abdulazeez Adebayo, a member of the Governing Board of Lagos State Sports Commission

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