Jaipur to get third largest cricket stadium in world

The third-largest cricket stadium in the world and second in India will come up in Jaipur. The Rajasthan Cricket Association will be constructing a 75,000-seat capacity stadium in the Pink City.

The upcoming stadium will be next only to the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia and the 110,000-capacity new Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.

The new stadium on the outskirts of  Jaipur will have modern grand pavilions, corporate boxes, lush sports field, a club house and other recreational and training facilities, Rajasthan Cricket Association secretary Mahendra Sharma has told IANS news agency.

“The land has been finalised in Chonp village, 25 km from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Delhi Highway and the construction is expected to begin in the next four months,” he further added about the stadium that will be spread across 100 acres.

There would be flood lights installed in accordance with the ICC guidelines, with modern press box for media and broadcast.

A parking facility to accommodate around 4,000 vehicles would be made in the stadium.

The stadium would further accommodate two practice grounds which can also be used for domestic first class cricket.

The plans include two restaurants, 30 practice nets a media room with a 250 capacity. The stadium would be constructed in two phases; first phase to be developed with 45,000 seating capacity while the second would have a seating capacity of 30,000.

Speaking on financial aspects of the project, Sharma said BCCI owes ₹90 crore to RCA and the association will seek a grant of ₹100 crore from the board. While ₹100 crore will be taken as loan, ₹60 crore will be generated by selling corporate boxes.

Mehta and Associates LLP and Delhi based sports design consultancy firm GRAS, who will build the stadium, have given a presentation on the design to RCA chief patron CP Joshi and RCA president Vaibhav Gehlot.

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