Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium set for transformation

The state government of Karnataka in India has revealed plans for a major redevelopment of Bengaluru’s Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium.

Youth Empowerment and Sports Minister, Narayana Gowda, said that a public-private partnership is being drawn up that will see more than INR10bn (£99.1m/€113.5m/$137.7m) invested to transform the stadium.

Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium opened in 1997 and has a current capacity of around 25,800. It is the state capital’s main sports stadium.

“The detailed project report is ready,” said Gowda, according to The Hans newspaper. “Talks are on and soon we will give it a final shape. The blueprint for the indoors and the entire stadium premises is ready. This will include a multi-storey building, three-star and five-star hotels, parking and commercial establishments.”

Gowda said a clearer picture on the redevelopment plan is likely to emerge in April. He added: “Talks with private developers are underway, if private companies come forward, the government will hold talks with them. The department has also discussed utilising corporate social responsibility funds.”

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