India is all set to construct another one of its largest cricket stadiums as per the latest development. After Ahmadabad took the honours, the ‘Pink City’ Jaipur arrives as the newest recipient. The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) has announced that Jaipur will have a stadium, boasting of a seating capacity of 75000. The capital of Rajasthan already has an international ground in Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
RCA’s secretary Mahendra Sharma conceded that the stadium would be spread over 100 acres. The land has been worked out in Chonp village, which is situated 25 km from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Delhi highway. The construction would commence in the next four months. The proposal for building the stadium arrived at the RCA executive committee meeting and backed by the President Vaibhav Gehlot.
Secretary Mahendra Sharma also remarked that the stadium in Jaipur would be the largest in the world after Motera in Ahmadabad and Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Australia. Motera has a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh while the MCG can accommodate 1.02 lakh. Melbourne Cricket Ground is also one of the most iconic stadiums in the world, having used for plenty of sports other than cricket. It has also hosted the 1992 and 2015 World Cup final.
Jaipur Stadium to have plenty of extra facilities as well:
The stadium would also have facilities like indoor games, sports training academics, a clubhouse, and a parking spot for 4000 vehicles. Apart from that, the Jaipur location would also have two practice grounds that can be utilised for Ranji games, restaurants for spectators, 30 practice nets for players, and a press conference with a seating capacity of 250.
The stadium would be constructed in two phases with the first phase slated to be of 45000 while in the second phase the remaining would get added.
As far as the financing goes, they claimed that BCCI owes an amount of INR 90 crores while they would also seek a grant of 100 crores from them. A loan amount of INR 100 crores will also follow while 60 would be raised via the sale of corporate boxes in the stadium.