In some fresh news for Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium, the IPL franchise, Delhi Capitals has decided to join hands with DDCA for the upgradation of the stadium.
Meanwhile, this move is a first in India wherein a corporate has entered into the upgradation of a stadium.
Additionally, Delhi Capitals has decided to fund the redevelopment process as well.
Although, DDCA has already received 50 crore rupees from the BCCI for the development of the stadium.
This financial boost will greatly help the stadium get ready for the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup.
Moreover, the stadium is all set to host five league games of the marquee event and needs to be upgraded.
Furthermore, Arun Jaitley Stadium is also the home stadium of Delhi Capitals in both IPL and Women’s Premier League.
According to reports, DC co-owner, Parth Jindal and DDCA President Rohan Jaitley were in talks to upgrade the stadium.
Moreover, the agenda of the meeting was to improve the spectator experience during games at the stadium.
Says a source in the know-how of the developments,
There have been discussions to set up two classy hospitality boxes in the stadium. The idea is to set up temporary boxes by the World Cup and finish the project by the next IPL. The stadium has received many complaints with regards to crowd experience during matches. DDCA and Capitals have put that as a priority.
Adding further, he says,
Football stadiums in Europe are managed by corporates to maintain facilities for their club teams. This move will be somewhat in that direction. Now with the Women’s Premier League set to be played in the home-and-away format, Capitals will need the stadium for more than just two months of IPL.
Arun Jaitley is going to host 5 ODI World Cup games
Meanwhile, Delhi is playing host to five ODI World Cup games with the first game starting on the 7th of October.
One of the big clashes at this stadium is going to be India vs Afghanistan on the 11th of October and then it will be England vs Afghanistan on the 14th of October.
The final two games will be played on the 25th of October and the 6th of November.
Moreover, the stadium has a capacity of 35,000 spectators but there was some criticism of the stadium as it lacked basic facilities for cleanliness in washrooms during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy this year.
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