Spaces for Sport (S4S) is the flagship project of Sport Nigeria and is positioned as a project concept to contribute to addressing the sports infrastructure deficit in Nigeria through a grassroots cluster facilities model that caters for various community sports activities and encourages sports as a lifestyle choice especially within the education sector which contributes almost 50% to participation in sports. SPACES 4 SPORTS is in partnership with State Governments to provide community-based sports infrastructure to promote mass participation in sports, create demand for sports goods and services and deliver socioeconomic benefits in communities across the country.
Through S4S a systematic approach is delivered, to stimulate the development of sports at grassroots level which is 95% of the population and the base of the Sports Industry Pyramid. The grass roots market is large enough to sustain the sports industry and create a mass market purchasing interest and demand for homegrown enterprises and solutions delivered all year round. Furthermore, the scope of S4S will help to better understand the following:
The plan is to deliver a link between the priorities for sports that require investment and the expected outcomes in the S4S project, in pilot phases, with the overall target of providing grassroots facilities in the entire country within 10 years.
The Four (4) broad areas in which impact will occur are:
Over a 10-year period, the S4S initiative proposes to develop up to 3,000 community-based cluster facilities across the country.