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Mangalore City to Witness Modern Indoor Stadium near Urva Market

The coastal city is going to witness two national standard modern indoor stadiums within two years , exclusively for shuttle badminton and kabaddi, near Urva Market.

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Mangaluru Smart City Limited (MSCL) has already commenced construction of the proposed indoor stadium, which will have three kabaddi and five badminton courts. The basement and G+5 sports complex with a seating capacity for 800 spectators was planned at an estimated cost of Rs 20.54 crore. The stadium, to come up on 9588.8 sqm built up area and it will have parking for 103 cars in the basement. A tender for Rs.18.08 crore for the project has already been awarded to Mugrody constructions.

Chandrakant, executive engineer, MSCL, mentioned that stadium is going to have every facilities such as, four floors of the complex will have cloak room, medical room, physiotherapy area, officials’ room, changing rooms, locker rooms, toilet blocks, administrative office, dormitories for boys and girls, gymnasium, indoor games room, VIP lounge and a spacious parking area in the basement.

Back then in March 2018 Sports minister Pramod Madhwaraj had laid the foundation for the project in the presence of former MLA JR Lobo. Initially, the project was planned to be taken up, but then the project was delayed due to the excessive cost. Later, the cost was reduced and now it was taken up through MSCL.

Mangaluru City South MLA D Vedavyas Kamath took initiatives to implement the project through MSCL and a second foundation ceremony was held in the presence of Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel on November 4.

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