UPCA: The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) has approved the plan to construct a new cricket stadium in Noida that will be used for international matches. The Noida authority has been wanting to build a stadium for more than 20 years, and now the UPCA has agreed to do it. The construction work will start soon after the Noida governing body approves the stadium’s layout plan, which is currently being processed.
Stadium to be prepared on International standards
According to reports, the new stadium will be built at Sector 150. Although the location is on the outskirts of the city, along the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, transportation is unlikely to be a problem since the area is connected by metro services. The stadium will be built with international standards, suitable for hosting IPL matches as well.
This proposal was approved by UPCA on March 17, 2023, as stated. The Noida administration will build a golf course, tennis courts, and other similar sports facilities in the same location in addition to a top-notch cricket stadium. The construction of the new stadium, that would comply with all ICC regulations, might take up to three years.
UPCA CEO on the new Noida Stadium
UPCA CEO Ankit Mukherjee stated, “The consortium of developers from Noida had submitted a proposal willing to develop an international cricket stadium in sector 150. Subsequently, our committee has approved the proposal stating that the facility should be as per the norms of the International cricket control board specifications.”
Continuing further, he stated, “Once developed, Noida will be able to all kinds of international cricket matches. After Kanpur and Lucknow, Varanasi will be the third UP city to have an international stadium as we have just acquired the land for the same. After that, we have approved the Noida project and Ghaziabad may also have one of the land parcel will be made available.”
The new stadium’s diameter, meanwhile, will be 137.6 metres. The new stadium, which will join Varanasi, Kanpur, and Lucknow as UP’s fourth stadiums, will have a capacity of 40,000 spectators.