Uganda Premier League side Vipers has increased the capacity of St Mary’s Stadium, the club has confirmed.
The club has expanded the VIP section by adding more 600 seats, bringing the capacity to 1,225.
“We have installed more seats in the VIP area to accommodate more fans seated comfortably while enjoying football next season,” the stadium Manager Edward Junior Mulindwa said.
““Futher to that, we are also refurbishing all areas that may have been damaged during the regular season as well as equipping the stadium with other equipments to ease operations as we look forward to football next season.”
The club is expected to undertake more stadium developments in phases in the near future.
This comes as the club prepare to represent Uganda in the 2020/21 CAF Champions League.
The Venoms were declared 2019/20 Uganda Premier League champions after FUFA decided to end the season due to Covid19 pandemic.
Vipers have hosted games at St Mary’s Stadium since March 2017 – When it was officially opened during a CAF Champions Confederation Cup game against Platinum Stars of South Africa.
An artificial turf was later installed to replace the natural grass.
CAF, in March 2020, certified the Stadium to host international games after an inspection by inspectors Daniel Amokachi and Emmanuel Dasoberi.