Bengal Gymkhana ground at Tallah to get new stadium
According to the sources, the work will be done in two phases. In the first phase a gallery will be set up which will have an arrangement for the sitting capacity of 10,000 spectators, a gymnasium, a separate dressing room for male and female athletes, a playground, a pathway and toilet.
In the second phase an athletic track will be set up. The state sports department will bear the construction cost. According to sources in the KMC, the sports department has already sanctioned nearly Rs 3 crore for this purpose.Apart from football, cricket and athletics, games can
be played in the stadium.
The existing gymkhana ground would be elevated to a multipurpose stadium.As there is no stadium in North Kolkata, it will help in hosting various games.People from the northern parts of the city had a long standing demand for setting up a stadium here in Tallah.
Three big parks have already been constructed by the Parks and Squares department of the KMC. The new move taken by the civic body would encourage the youth to take up sports.In order to promote sports and create more opportunity for the budding footballers in the city, Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee who is also a sports lover, had earlier announced that she had no problems in handing over the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) as she thought it would have been really great if a stadium with international standards can be developed.If the infrastructure of the stadium is enhanced then bigger matches could be organised in the city and take some pressure off the Salt Lake stadium.