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Indira Gandhi International Sports Stadium
LocationHaldwani, Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates30°18′05″N 78°06′09″E / 30.30139°N 78.10250°E / 30.30139; 78.10250
Capacity25,000
OwnerGovernment of Uttarakhand
OperatorUttarakhand Olympic Association
TenantsGarhwal FC (2020-present)

Indira Gandhi International Sports Stadium is located in Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India. It has a capacity of 25,000 people and was inaugurated on 18 December 2016 by Harish Rawat, the then Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.[1] It is spread over an area of 70 acres and has cricket and football grounds, a track for 800-metre race, a hockey field, badminton courts, a lawn tennis court, a boxing ring, and a swimming pool.

Location

The stadium is located on the banks of the Gaula river in the Gaulapar (Greater Haldwani) area of Haldwani.[2] It is about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Haldwani bus station and 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) from railway station.

History

On 7 November 2014, the Government of Uttarakhand signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NCC Limited, Hyderabad, according to which NCC Limited was to build the stadium in 18 months on 30.20 hectares of land.[3] At that time Rs. 225 crore were allocated to this project.[3][4] The foundation of Haldwani Stadium was laid on 9 November 2014 by then Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat.[5] On 18 December 2016, he inaugurated the International Cricket Ground as a part of the stadium complex.[6][7] As of May 2017, the Athlete Stadium under the stadium was still under construction.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Harish Rawat inaugurates international stadium in Haldwani". The Times of India. Nainital. TNN. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  2. ^ Upadhyay, Vineet (4 May 2015). "Old Haldwani stadium to be upgraded with Int'l facilities". The times of India. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b Prashant, Shishir (7 November 2014). "NCC bags Rs 225-cr bid to build stadium in Uttarakhand". Business Standard. Archived from the original on 10 December 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  4. ^ "ग्रेटर हल्द्वानी में बनेगा अंतरराष्ट्रीय स्तर का खेल स्टेडियम" (in Hindi). Zee News. 7 November 2014. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  5. ^ "अंतरराष्ट्रीय खेल की दुनिया में उत्तराखंड का बड़ा कदम" (in Hindi). Haldwani: Amar Ujala. 14 November 2014. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  6. ^ "उत्तराखंड को मिली विश्व स्तर पर पहचान". Haldwani: Amar Ujala. 19 December 2016. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  7. ^ "आज हल्द्वानी को मिलेंगे दो बड़े तोहफे". Dainik Jagran. 18 December 2016. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  8. ^ पांडे, हरीश (29 May 2017). "एक साल बाद होने हैं राष्ट्रीय खेल मगर नहीं है तैयारी, कैसे होगी मेजबानी". Haldwani: Amar Ujala. Archived from the original on 10 December 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2017.

Coordinates: 29°13′14″N 79°32′38″E / 29.22056°N 79.54389°E / 29.22056; 79.54389