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Kanchenjunga Stadium set to get a facelift

Kanchenjunga Stadium set to get a facelift

Darjeeling: Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri is all set to undergo a facelift. It will be developed into a soccer stadium along with facilities for indoor games.

Tourism minister Goutam Deb along with Ajit Ranjan Bardhan, principal secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs visited the stadium on Wednesday.

"The state Sports and Youth Affairs department will undertake the task of giving the stadium a facelift. We have decided on a number of upgradation plans," said Deb.

Four new changing rooms for players with tunnels connecting the rooms with the Ground, multi gym, VIP gallery, media centre with internet connectivity, toilets, drinking water and parking facilities will come up at the stadium.

"We will upgrade it to a world class soccer stadium. A synthetic track will also come up. We will also have the necessary infrastructure for indoor sports like badminton, volleyball and a well-equipped gymnasium. After this season we will not allow cricket and other games here," Deb said.

The minister added that allocation of funds will

not be a problems as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is an avid sports enthusiast and promotes sports and games. The stadium was built in 1988 with a seating capacity of 30,000.

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