There is a growing concern amongst sports and entertainment enthusiasts in Kenya about the quality of sports facilities and the nature of management practices that are being implemented in these facilities. The real estate industry on the other hand, has been running major facilities in Kenya such as malls with precise efficiency.

The paper focuses on the systematic analysis of management of two stadiums that is Safaricom Sports Complex and the Nyayo National Stadium while comparing the system with the successful management systems of other facilities. We also interview managers and boards in management of sports as well as sports fans and players who use sports facilities.

There is a loss of revenue from gate collection, little upgrade of the facilities, poor management of available resources, high levels of resource underuse, high levels of vandalism of stadia, poor security measures, as well as the few employees trained on management of stadia in this industry. There is not a lot of information available on the management of these facilities due to poor record keeping resulting in loss of information, unwillingness of the managers to talk or respond to queries, and the high level of corrupt practices within the staff and management boards. The real estate and management industry needs to realize that the absence of managers in the sports facilities is hurting our economy and promoting chaos, unprofessionalism and corruption in the Kenyan sports industry.

The above expressed ideas are my own. The declining standards of sports talent management and development has resulted mainly from the above factors.