Tartan Tracks in Ghana

Tartan Tracks in Ghana


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The top seven tartan tracks in Ghana, location, capacity, year built, owner and their current state.

  1. Baba Yara Sports Stadium
  2. Cape Coast Sports Stadium
  3. Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium
  4. Paa Joe Sports Stadium
  5. Essipong Sports Stadium
  6. University of Ghana Sports Stadium
  7. Elwak Sports Stadium

Baba Yara Sports Stadium

Location: Kumasi, Ashanti Region

Capacity: 45,000

Current State: Ultra-modern and Standard World Athletics tartan track.

Last Renovated: 2020

Rank: The best tartan track in Ghana

Year built: 1959

Last Renovated: 2022

Owner: Government of Ghana

Baba Yara Sports Stadium
Baba Yara Sports Stadiumin Kumasi. The picture was taken in 2022 prior to the first edition of the Past Athletes Association of Ghana (PAAG) Invitational Championship.

 

Cape Coast Sports Stadium

Location: Cape Coast, Central Region

Capacity: 20,000

Current State: Ultra-modern tartan track and in use since built.

Rank: Second best track in Ghana

Year built: 3 May, 2016

Last Renovated: None

Owner: Government of Ghana

The Cape Coast Sports Stadium. The picture was taken in 2022 during ECOWAS CAA Region II Under 18 and Under 20 Championships. Belinda Segbobr won gold in the women’s U18 1500m. She is a member of High Morale Athletics Academy. Credit: NSA

 

Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium

Location: Tamale, Northern Region

Capacity: 30,000

Current State: modern tartan track and in use since built.

Rank: Third best track in Ghana

Year built: 2008

Last Renovated: None

Owner: Government of Ghana

The Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale. The picture was taken in 2022 during GAA Circuit Championship

 

Paa Joe Sports Stadium

Location: Kumasi, Ashanti Region

Capacity: 10,000

Current State: Modern tartan track and in used since built.

Rank: Fourth best track in Ghana

Year built:

Last Renovated: None

Owner: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

Paa Joe Sports Stadium in Kumasi. The picture was taken in 2022 during KNUST Athletics Championships

 

Essipong Sports Stadium

Location: Sekondi-Takoradi, Western Region

Capacity: 35,000

Current State: Modern tartan track and in used since built.

Rank: Fifth best track in Ghana

Year built: 2008

Last Renovated: Closed down since 2021

Owner: Government of Ghana

The Essipong Sports Stadium in Sekondi-Takoradi. The picture was taken in 2020

 

University of Ghana Sports Stadium

Location: Accra, Greater Accra Region

Capacity: 35,000

Current State: Ultra-modern tartan track and in use since built.

Rank: Amongst the best tracks in Ghana

Year built: 2004

Last Renovated: Under renovation

Owner: University of Ghana

Remarks: A multi-purpose sports complex and it will host the 13th 2023 African Games in Ghana. Under massive renovation and according to close sources they will install a mundo track lane.

The University of Ghana Sports Stadium (Legon) in Accra. This picture was taken in 2020 before the GUSA Games.

 

Elwak Sports Stadium

Location: Accra, Greater Accra Region

Capacity: 7,000

Current State: Very bad state.

Rank: Amongst the best tracks in Ghana previously.

Year built:

Last Renovated: None

Owner: Ghana Armed Forces (GAF)

When built and the picture was taken durin a championship. The year was somewhere 2014

 

This is the current state now of the Elwak Sports Stadium. Picture taken in 2022

 

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and the marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple road and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support the race organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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