Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar International Sports Stadium

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar International Sports Stadium,[1] is a multipurpose stadium situated to the south of Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. This stadium is a part of a multi crore project for a sports complex.

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar International Sports Stadium[1]
Jai Bhim Stadium
Faizabad stadium 2.jpg
The stadium under construction
LocationFaizabad, India
Coordinates26°43′47″N 82°08′17″E / 26.72972°N 82.13806°E / 26.72972; 82.13806
OwnerGovernment of Uttar Pradesh
Capacity88,000
Construction
Built2014
Opened2019
Renovated2020
Construction cost16,767,878 (US$210,000)

The ground is an international standard sports complex being built near the junction of the NH- 330 and the Ayodhya ring-road, a few kilometres away from Ayodhya Airport.

The new sports complex has an astro turf, synthetic track, swimming pool, cricket field, hostels and other required facilities.[2]

FacilitiesEdit

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar International Sports Stadium is one of the selected stadiums in Uttar Pradesh with a multi-purpose hall and an swimming pool. Other facilities offered allow people to play: Football, athletics, volleyball, hockey, basketball, badminton, cricket, handball, table tennis, taekwondo and wrestling.

ControversiesEdit

The Lokayukta office has received a complaint from Bhanu Pratap Singh of Ayodhya - who has accused the minister of corruption in the construction the stadium. According to the complainant, the sports minister had a nexus with former sports director Hari Om and former project manager R.D. Prasad, and had deliberately delayed the construction of the 86 crore Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Stadium paving the way for an escalation of costs to 150 crore.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b http://upsports.gov.in/article/en/stadium
  2. ^ "Faizabad to get international standard sports complex". oneindia.in. 20 June 2006.
  3. ^ "Sports minister faces lokayukta probe in U.P." Asian Age. 31 October 2011. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Ayodhya Prasad Pal comes under Lokayukta scanner for corruption charges". Daily Pioneer. 30 October 2011.