Kerala’s first international greenfield international stadium, which is acceptable for both cricket and football. This stadium is fast nearing completion on the city’s suburbia in Karyavattom. The stadium could accommodate around one lakh spectators which has met international standards authorized by FIFA and International Cricket Council (ICC), an official report said.
This ground is spread over 37 acres and it could be the venue of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 35th edition of the National Games which is going to be held in the state next year. It will become the first of its kind in the country being built under PPP (Private Public Participation) model in association with IL&FS, a leader in the erection production”, said it.
The stadium is divided into four part. The north part is kept for cricket and the east part is kept for football. Each part will be furnished with all high technology facilities like players’ lounge, media center, gymnasium, stock room and the south zone will house malls and food courts, the report said. The stadium could be used for indoor games too like squash, volley ball, besides a basketball court and a facility to play table tennis.
An Olympic size swimming pool is there besides a kid’s pool. For holidays and night events it is having retail space, gymnasium, convention center, dormitories, and lighting. This stadium is also attained the clearance certificate from the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority and the Pollution Control Board.