CM inaugurates revamped stadium

CM inaugurates revamped stadium

FIBA Women's Asia Cup

CM inaugurates revamped stadium

In order to meet the international standards required to host an event like FIBA Women’s Asia Cup, the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium has undergone a massive revamp and is all set to host the tournament from July 23.

The refurbished stadium was on Thursday inaugurated by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
Minister of State for Fisheries, Youth Services and Sports, Pramodh Madhwaraj, who was among the dignitaries present on the occasion, was delighted with the way the stadium has shaped up. “With this we have made a stadium of international standards. It will meet the needs of both coaches and players,” he said.

With the stadium now meeting the international standards, Madhwaraj is keen on hosting more events.

“We would like to host more international events in the future. The quality of the stadium should never be a problem for us to host events of bigger magnitude,” he added.

Madhwaraj said a total of Rs 9.7 crores was spent on the redevelopment of the stadium. Sports ministry sanctioned Rs five crore, BBMP gave Rs 3.5 crore and the BDA allocated Rs 1.2 crore for the floor materials.

The minister then laid out his plans for the future development of the stadium. “Our next target is the outdoor stadium. Separate funds have been kept aside for the renovation of the outdoor stadium. The synthetic track is in a poor condition and it will take around six crores,” he said.

India are grouped alongside Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan in Group A in the Division B of the championship.

The hosts will open their campaign against Uzbekistan on Sunday. They next play Sri Lanka on July 25.

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