Rwanda Kigali Arena renamed BK Arena

Linkedin Twitter

Kigali Arena Rwanda naming rights Image: IGIHE

The Kigali Arena (Rwanda) was renamed the BK Arena after the Bank of Kigali bought the franchise for 7 billion Frw over a period of six years.

The ‘IGIHE’ stated that the deal was struck on May 24th, 2022, between the BK Group Plc and QA Venue Solutions Rwanda, the company that has managed to manage the stadium for a period of two years from 2020.

The 10,000-capacity BK Arena is a multipurpose indoor arena in Kigali, Rwanda, used mostly for basketball and volleyball matches. Built and finished in 2019, it hosts sporting events and concerts. It is the biggest indoor arena in East Africa and is located next to the 30,000-capacity Amahoro National Stadium.

BK Group Plc gave away $7 million, or more than 7 billion Frw, to buy the rights.

The BK Group Plc head honcho, Dr. Diane Karusisi, informed that the above deal is expected to bring in a lot of benefits – “The Kigali Arena focuses more on youth-centric activities and we want to reach out to the youth, a similar activity which the BK Group pursues. The youth is the strength of tomorrow’s Rwanda and they will help the country move forward.”

The ‘IGIHE’ further stated that the BK Group will have full access to advertising rights. As the Kigali Arena will now be called the BK Arena, the BK Group will be able to hardsell itself in the form of advertisements all over the arena.

Presently, the BK Arena is hosting the Africa Basketball League (BAL) which runs from May 21st to May 28th, 2022.

The Basketball Africa League is Africa’s premier men’s basketball league. The league consists of 12 teams, each qualified through their domestic competition, similar to the format of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League.

Continue to follow Coliseum for latest updates on venues business news. Coliseum is dedicated towards building the best global community of sports and entertainment venue executives and professionals creating better and more profitable venues.

Become a member of the only Global Sports Venue Alliance and connect with stadiums, arenas and experts from around the world. Apply for membership at and make use of the 365Coliseum Business.

Watch 150 member-exclusive videos with valuable tips for your venue

« Previous News:
» Next News:

More News

Arrowhead Stadium will be upgraded

Arrowhead Stadium overhaul for 2026 FIFA show

Published: June 28th, 2022

Kansas City (US) was recently revealed to be one of the 11 Host Cities for the 2026 World Cup, and... » Read more

Raymond James stadium to increase capacity

Additional seating area in Bucs home

Published: June 28th, 2022

In response to an unprecedented demand for 2022 season passes, the National Football League (NFL)... » Read more

Germany stadium innovations report

DFL-DFB tech initiative for Germany stadia

Published: June 28th, 2022

Providers regularly present professional football clubs, the German Football League (DFL) and the... » Read more

Osasuna with facial recognition stadium access

CA Osasuna facial recognition feat

Published: June 28th, 2022

CA Osasuna is the football team of Pamplona and the most important in Navarra (autonomous community... » Read more

Receive global sports venue NEWS twice a week in your inbox