After the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad became the stadium with the largest seating capacity worldwide, India is set to receive the third-largest stadium in the world. The Jaipur Development Authority has allotted land to the Rajasthan Cricket Association to construct the third-largest stadium globally. RCA commissioner Gaurav Goyal delivered the legal papers to the RCA president Vaibhav Gehlot to build it at Delhi Road in Chonp village.
The new stadium in Jaipur will reportedly have a capacity for 75000 spectators and shall undergo construction in two phases. The first phase shall see building a capacity of 45000 people, while the second and last phase will see the extension of the remaining 30000. It is to be noted that Jaipur already has an international stadium in the Sawai Mansingh stadium.
Vaibhav Gehlot, the Rajasthan Cricket Association President, revealed that the investment in constructing the stadium is worth INR 650 crores and should take 2.5-3 years to get completed. The BCCI has allotted 100 crores, while they will obtain a loan of 100 more. The first phase will see INR 400 crores being invested, while out of INR 100 crore, 90 crores would arrive via the corporate box.
“The stadium to be constructed on around 100 acres of land and will be completed in 2.5 – 3 years with an investment of around Rs 650 crore. The BCCI has given a grant of Rs 100 crore while loan worth Rs 100 crore will be collected. Rs 90 crore will be collected by the RCA and others. Under the first phase, investment of Rs 400 crore will be made. RCA will take a loan of Rs 100 crore, Rs 90 core will be generated via corporate box,” the RCA President claimed as quoted by News18.com.
The new Jaipur Stadium to have a lot more facilities:
Vaibhav Gehlot further commented that the stadium will have a couple of practice grounds, an academy, a clubhouse hotel, and many more facilities that most state associations have. RCA is also keen to improve the stadium standards in Jodhpur as Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot wishes to organize IPL matches in the city.
“The new stadium will have two practice grounds, academy, club house hotel and all other state of the art facilities available in all international stadiums. RCA is also focussing on improving the stadium standards in Jodhpur as CM Ashok Gehlot has announced to organise IPL in this city,” the Chief Minister stated.