Uganda Opens New Baseball Stadium

Uganda made quite a splash with their appearance in the Little League World Series in 2012.  They should have appeared in 2011 but not all of them could show proof of age so the second place team in the qualifiers went in their place.  They did not compete in 2013, not even appearing in the qualifier, so perhaps funding was an issue.

Japan helped provide the funding for Uganda to build their new baseball stadium, named the National Friendship Stadium located in Gayaza just north of the capital Kampala.  The cost of the grant to build the stadium ($122,175) was quite a bit less than what cities in the United States have to pay to build major league stadiums.

Myworld only hopes it doesn’t stay empty.  You can read about the opening here: http://www.ibaf.org/en/news/2014/01/30/uganda-baseball-softball-opens-historic-first-ever/dac2771b-6931-4a6d-8e04-f12b9eb8eb37

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