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Chomp: World’s third largest stadium starts taking shape near Jaipur; 25% of work completed

The first phase with a capacity of 45 thousand spectators is expected to be completed in 24 months.

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February 27, 2023, 9:36 am

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Chomp Cricket Stadium near Jaipur.

JAIPUR: The construction of India’s second-largest cricket stadium, and the world’s third-largest cricket stadium, is currently underway in Chomp (Chaump, Chonp) of Jaipur. The stadium’s foundation stone was laid on February 5th last year, and as of now, approximately 25% of the work has been completed.

Following the foundation, the work of pillars is currently being carried out. Although there was a delay due to a temporary stoppage of work, the construction resumed with the help of over 300 labourers, including engineers from the construction company of Chhattisgarh. 

The basic structure of the stadium will be completed this year. However, it will take five years for the entire stadium to be fully completed. The first phase, which includes the construction of a stadium with a capacity of 45 thousand spectators, an indoor hall, and a pavilion, is expected to be completed in 24 months.

The construction of the stadium will take place in two phases. In the first phase, a stadium with a capacity of 45 thousand spectators will be built, along with an indoor games facility, training centers for other sports, a clubhouse, and parking for three and a half thousand vehicles. 

Additionally, there will be two restaurants for the spectators and 30 practice nets of international standard for the players. In the second phase, the capacity of the stadium will be increased to 75 thousand spectators.

Spread across 100 acres of land, the stadium will have a capacity of 75 thousand spectators upon its completion. Currently, there are two stadiums with a capacity of more than one lakh spectators. Gujarat’s Narendra Modi Stadium, with a capacity of 1.10 lakh spectators, and Australia’s Melbourne Cricket Stadium, with a capacity of 1.02 lakh spectators, are the two largest cricket stadiums in the world. 

The Chomp stadium will be the third largest. The stadium will have 11 pitches, 2 practice grounds, and parking for 3500 vehicles. The first phase of the construction is estimated to cost Rs. 300 crores, out of which Rs. 100 crores will be funded by BCCI.

First published: February 27, 2023