The much-awaited football ground at the PA Sangma Sports Complex was inaugurated in Tura today.
The stadium is, according to the government, the country’s largest pre-engineered composite football stadium and has a capacity for 9,500 spectators.
Other facilities at the sports complex are in varying stages of completion. The whole complex takes up 17,000 square metres and is being built at a cost of Rs 127.7 crore.
The indoor stadiums with gymnasium, swimming pool, table tennis hall, squash courts and badminton courts will be inaugurated by December 2023, a government press release stated.
This upgrade to the stadium is part of the government’s infrastructure development plan, which includes 318 grassroots sports facilities, a revamp of the JN Sports Complex, construction of Wahiajer Stadium and an indoor stadium in Jongksha.