Sports and Recreation Facilities

The University of Botswana is committed to providing quality facilities that promote fun, social interactions, student leadership, competition and healthy lifestyles. All our facilities are user friendly to people with disabilities. Our internationally recognized indoor and outdoor on-campus facilities are amongst the best in the region. These include the multipurpose Campus Indoor Sports Centre, IAAF and FIFA accredited Stadium, and olympic-size Swimming Pool.

Campus Indoor Sports Centre

Our state of the art Campus Indoor Sports Centre offers sports and recreational activities for staff, students, and the wider community. At the heart of this climate controlled centre is a large multipurpose arena that can accommodate a wide range of sports and activities such as:

  • Dance
  • Music
  • Theater
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Squash
  • Volleyball
  • Weight and strength training 

This is a versatile training and competition facility capable of hosting international events of the highest standard. The arena has a capacity of 3150 with two VIP lounges.

Key features include:

  • Fully serviced change rooms
  • Martial arts studios
  • Aerobics and fitness suite
  • Dance studios
  • 4 lane indoor track
  • Curtained theater stage with centrally controlled lights
  • Sound system
  • Large media screen
  • Commentators booth
  • Lighting to broadcast standard
  • Security monitoring room
  • Kiosks
  • Dedicated parking   

Gymnasium

Our gymnasium is housed within the campus indoor sports centre on the ground and first floor. We have state of the art machinery and equipment in our 6 studios for strength, cardio training, martial arts and aerobics. We have qualified staff and student assistants. Our studios have audio visual entertainment for optimal workouts.

Right of access:

This facility is open to use by bonafide local tertiary students and, UB staff and their dependents.

Monthly fee:

  • UB students: P50
  • Other tertiary students: P125
  • UB staff and their dependents: P150

Operating hours:

Monday to Friday 0530hrs to 2000hrs

Saturday 0530hrs to 1200hrs

Open Arena

Our open arena has a longstanding history of hosting some of the biggest and most memorable events our country has ever seen. The arena is home to the annual UB freshers ball and intervarsity cultural night with the capacity to host 1500 standing and 800 seated spectators.

A one-of-a-kind experience for the performing arts fraternity. Our elevated and covered stage guarantees your audience a comfortable view of artistic expressions while protecting the artists from harsh weather conditions. You can enhance your productions by incorporating lighting and sound effects using our state-of-the art equipment. Your artists have all the essentials to refresh in our fully serviced backstage change rooms while spectators have easy access to a fair number of restrooms.

Other amenities include

  • proximity parking
  • ticket booths
  • catering facilities

This facility is available for hire to both the university community as well as private entities at affordable rates. You can book or enquire about the outdoor arena from our facility manager at:

           Email or call for enquiries…

UB Aquatic Centre

UB aquatic centre is one of the University of Botswana physical landmarks with two swimming pools, change rooms, first-aid room, covered stands and administration offices. Our Olympic size heated swimming pool is equipped with Hi-tech Colorado electronic timing system, multilevel (up to 10m) diving platforms and flood lights. Our internationally certified lifeguards are always available to guarantee your safe use of our facilities and assist in cases of emergency.

This centre can be used for the following activities:

  • Academic Aquatic programmes
  • Structured programmes e.g swimming lessons
  • National and international swimming galas
  • Water therapy and training
  • Recreation and leisure

This centre can be used by the following:

  • UB community
  • Government, NGOs, Schools and Corporate entities
  • Sporting associations and clubs
  • Public

For more information contact +267 355 5209

UB Stadium

Our stadium is a FIFA and IAAF accredited facility with a capacity of 8000 seated audience with 6 shaded stands. It has 8 lanes synthetic track with a home stretch of 10 lanes and field events facilities. Our soccer pitch has a natural grass playing surface with a state of the art drainage system.It can also host other sports like rugby and hockey. Our stadium has flood lights that give us the opportunity to host night activities.

This facility has fully equipped high class change rooms and 6 toilet blocks for spectators. Within the stadium we also have the following:

  • VIP waiting room, lounge and parking
  • 3 kiosks
  • 24 hour security personnel

UB stadium has hosted international competitions both in track and field (Africa Junior Championships 2011) and football. (2010 World Cup practice match Botswana vs New Zealand), Confederation of African Football (CAF) club championships (Gaborone United [Botswana] vs Orlando Pirates [South Africa], 2010)

For more information on the usage of the facility please contact us at +267 355 5209

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