The eco-friendly stadium is built on the 'green' concept with trees all around it and strictly follows the National Building Norms.
Kariavattom International Greenfield Stadium which is pegged as the ‘first world-class stadium’ in Kerala is fast nearing completion.
According to a statement released by the NGOC, the stadium has met global standards prescribed by FIFA and ICC. It is also the first of its kind in the country being built under PPP (Private Public Participation) model.
The eco-friendly stadium is built on the ‘green’ concept with trees all around it.
The Greenfield Stadium strictly follows the National Building Norms. It has also attained clearance from the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority and the Pollution Control Board.
The stadium is divided into four zones with the north zone kept for cricket while the east is for football. Each zone will have facilities such as players’ lounge, gymnasium, media centre and stock room. The south zone will house malls and food courts. The stadium also has indoor facilities for the Games, which include two squash and volleyball courts each, besides a basketball court and a facility to play table tennis. A state-of-the-art Olympic size swimming pool is also there besides a children’s pool.
Other facilities include retail space, gymnasium, convention centre, dormitories, and lighting, making it suitable for holding day and night events, said the statement.
Spread over 37 acres, stadium would be the venue of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 35th edition of the National Games, to be held in the state next year.