Faizabad Sports Complex

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Coordinates: 26°43′47″N 82°08′17″E / 26.72972°N 82.13806°E / 26.72972; 82.13806

BR Ambedkar Stadium
Faizabad International Stadium
Faizabad stadium 2.jpg
The stadium under construction
Full name Bhim Rao Ambedkar Interna
Location Faizabad, India
Coordinates 26°43′47″N 82°08′17″E / 26.72972°N 82.13806°E / 26.72972; 82.13806
Owner Government of Uttar Pradesh
Operator IOA
Capacity 30,000
Construction
Built 1945
Opened TBA
Renovated 2013
Tenants
Uttar Pradesh Cricket Team

Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Stadium or Faizabad Sports Complex is the part of multi crore project for sports complex in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh by state government.

The ground is an international standard sports complex being built along NH96 (Faizabad To Sultanpur hiighway) a few hundred meters away from Faizabad Airport.

The new sports complex would have astro turf, synthetic track, olympic size swimming pool, cricket field, hostels and other required facilities. After an ultra-modern sports complex in Greater Noida Cricket Stadium and a spots complex in Meerut and one at Saifai in Etawah, this is the fourth such sports facilities in Uttar Pradesh.[1]

Facilities[edit]

Faizabad Stadium is one of the stadiums in Uttar Pradesh with a multi-purpose hall and an Olympic swimming pool are among the facilities offered. Football, athletics, volleyball, hockey, basketball, badminton, cricket, handball, cricket, table tennis, taekwondo and wrestling can be enjoyed here.

Controversies[edit]

The Lokayukta office has received a complaint from one Bhanu Pratap Singh of Faizabad who has accused the minister of corruption in the construction of an international stadium in Faizabad district.

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 INR 86 crore Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Stadium paving the way for an escalation of costs to INR 150 crore.[2][3]

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