AIFF would be getting themselves another top-class stadium at Srinagar, Jammu Kasmir. The Bakhshi stadium, which is almost a century old would be getting a new makeover. Additionally, its capacity would be around 18000 people after completion.
As a result, India could host its national as well as international matches after the completion of construction of this stadium and the project is funded by the Ministry of Youth Services and Sport, Government of India.
Along with TRC Turf Ground at Srinagar, Bakhshi is just the second-ever stadium that could host football in the northern state of India.
AIFF brings new hope for football in Srinagar
Kashmir football hasn’t been recognized much in our country. However, the emergence of Real Kashmir was the turning point. Still, there’s a lot of love for football in the northernmost part of India. The Snow Leopards were the hosts for the stadium in their debut in the I-league.
The project is expected to cost around 44 Crores INR. National Projects Construction Corporation (NPCC) would be undertaking the project. In addition to this, the construction would be according to FIFA’s norms.
Four floodlights along with a natural grass turf would be installed.
Farooq Ahmed (Engineer JK Sports Council) said,
“I used to come as a spectator to this stadium in my childhood, there were no facilities at that time, we used to come to see football, if this facility is available now Inshallah, in a couple of months we will inaugurate it as pace of work is fast now. It will help youth here they will get a boost so that we can also compete at the international level, if we see that we have some footballers at this time, they played on local grounds and went to the national level that means we have talent here. “
A piece of amazing news for Real Kashmir fans.
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