Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, Sep 12: The work of a well-equipped indoor stadium as a part of the Smart City project has begun near the Urwa market in the city.
The stadium is being built on 1.13 acres of land in G+4 design with one basement. This is built mainly to promote kabaddi and badminton. Rs 20.54 crore grant is reserved for the project. The contractor is given a deadline of 18 months to complete the work. The stadium is expected to be completed around December 2023.
Four storeys of the building will have various facilities. The ground floor will have an entrance lobby, kabaddi court, store room, administrative office, and commercial establishments on a floor area of 2385.97 square meter. First floor will have a spectators' gallery and VIP lounge on a floor area of 1121 square meter. Second floor will have space for indoor games, gymnasium and passage on an area of 820.12 square meter. Third floor will consist of a stadium, medical room, physiotherapy, store room and changing room. The floor area of the third floor will be 1739.68 square meter. Fourth floor will consist of a spectators' gallery, dormitory and washrooms. The area will be 1212.99 square meter. Basement will have a parking area of 2308.25 square meters. The height of the building will be 20.85 meters.
MLA Vedavyasa Kamath says, “Well-equipped indoor stadium is being built under the Smart City project in order to organize national and international level competitions. The work of the same has just begun. Action will be taken to complete this soon. The stadium will have all facilities for the games of kabaddi and badminton.”