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Lekan Salami Stadium Adamasingba, Ibadan
The Adamasingba stadium as a project started in 1977 by Major-General David Jemibewon then lieutenant-colonel, who served as military governor of the now defunct Western State (August 1975 – March 1976) during the military regime of General Murtala Muhammed, and later as governor of Oyo State after it had been created from part of the old Western State (March 1976 -July 1978) during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo in 1977.
The project, then, was divided into two phases because of its multiplex nature in construction and financing. The first phase was planned to include the construction of a standard main bowl, a theatre, squash and tennis courts, a gymnasium, basketball courts, a swimming pool and a shopping centre and the second phase of the construction was planned to include the fixing of floodlight, electronic scoreboard, an auxiliary viewing centre, painting of the stadium, dressing rooms for sports men, media chalet renovation and other minor constructions as well as finishing touches.
Then in 1977, 26 million naira was budgeted for the first phase of the construction, While 17 million naira was set aside for the implementation of the second phase of the plan, which brings the whole budget to 43 million naira.

On May 25, 1988, the project was inaugurated by the now late Augustus Aikhomu, then a vice admiral and Chief of General Staff under the administration of Colonel Adetunji Idowu Ishola Olurin, who was then the military governor of Oyo State, the first game was between Oluyole warriors and Elkanemi Warriors which ended 1-0 in favour of the warriors and the only goal scored by Mike Obiku.
Late Muda Lawal former shooting stars player
A stadium can be many things to many people. Several times, it is where home-grown talents are discovered, nurtured and given their first opportunities. Muda Lawal 'the ball whisperer' started from the Lekan Salami Stadium; a young mechanic rose through the ranks to become one of Nigeria’s sporting greats. He won the biggest African titles for both club and country. We also have the likes of Ike Shorunmu, Abiodun Baruwa, Edith Agoye now the Technical Adviser, Oladimeji Lawal (Kabongo) the Present Team Manager of shooting stars.


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'Acting General Manager of the Oyo State Sports Council, Gboyega Makinde, said "The state was aware of the decay of the Lekan Salami Sport Complex facilities and the state government has made a move by signing an agreement with Slyrich Construction Company for the renovation of the rubberized track with patches and the astro turf pitch; the company has received 60% mobilisation fee and will commence work by second week in August. 
Makinde further said, “There is also plan to rehabilitate the swimming pool. We have an alternative arrangement for interested investors to take over the management of the facilities, ad campaign is on going since six months ago and we awaits interested clients, because our focus now is commercialization”

Officially named the Adamasingba Sports Complex, but the stadium was rechristened after the football club’s patron, Lekan Salami, an astute businessperson and philanthropist who played a major role in the rise of Shooting Stars to the summit of African Football. 

The Stadium will be exactly 30 years on Friday 25th May, 2018 memory of such a good man who almost single-handedly kept the passion for football alive in the state. 

To re-echo Chief Lekan Salami’s contribution to the sport culture of Oyo state is the tribute paid to him in an inscription below the statue erected in his memory at the front of the main bowl:  "a great sports lover, enthusiast and philantropist. The leading Oyo state soccer team Oluyole Warriors (formerly IICC) enjoyed tremendous financial and moral support from this great football lover. Hence, this sports complex was named after him and this statue dedicated to his honour and memory. 


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