Faizabad Sports Complex

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

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

The new sports complex would have an 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 only stadiums in Uttar Pradesh with a multi-purpose hall and an Olympic swimming pool. Other facilities offered allow people to play: Football, athletics, volleyball, hockey, basketball, badminton, cricket, handball, cricket, table tennis, taekwondo and wrestling.

Controversies[edit]

The Lokayukta office has received a complaint from 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 86 crore Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Stadium paving the way for an escalation of costs to 150 crore.[2][3]

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