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Trivandrum International Stadium

Trivandrum International Stadium
Green Field Stadium
Full name Trivandrum International Stadium
Location Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Operator Kariavattom Sports Facilities Limited (KSFL)
Capacity 50,000
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 2012
Opened 2014-December (Estimated)
Construction cost Rs 161 crore
Architect Collage Design of Mumbai[1]
Main contractors Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS)
Tenants
35th National Games of India

Trivandrum International Stadium or Green Field Stadium is currently under construction. The stadium is located at Kariavattom.[2]

The stadium is India's first DBOT (design, build, operate and transfer) model outdoor stadium.

Facilities

The ground designed that it can be used for international game of cricket and football.The playing arena in the stadium will be constructed in line with FIFA regulations and International Cricket Council norms.

It will have facilities of Indoor sports like table tennis, basket ball, badminton etc., Gym and spa facility, Olympic size swimming pool, Open Convention – Trade – Exhibition Centre, Retail/Food court/ Club Facility and Car parking, etc.[3]It will have a seating capacity of 50,000 spectators.

This multi-functional stadium will be capable of international cricket and football events as well as cultural and entertainment events.Open Parking for 2000 cars also available.A new road also construct from Kariavattom National Highway to the stadium.[2]

Project details

It is the first stadium in the country coming up on DBOT (Design-Build- Operate and Transfer) basis. It is also the first stadium in the country to be developed on annuity mode.Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) had won the bid with the lowest NPV(Net Present Value) quote for Rs.141.19Cr.

IL&FS has formed a special purpose vehicle, Kariavattom Sports Facilities Limited (KSFL), for the construction of the stadium.The total land in the layout is 37 acres.The concession period is for 15 years including construction period of 2 years from the commencement date.

Annuity payments shall be made on an annual basis by National Games Secretariat (NGS),over 13 structured annuities.The entire project is expected to be completed prior to the scheduled Commercial Operation Date (COD) of December 18, 2014.The estimated project cost is Rs. 240 cr.[4] The stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 35th National Games of India.[5]

The Stadium Business Summit Manchester 2013 closing session showcases a range of new stadium investment projects.THE IL&FS KERALA STADIUM also Participate in stadium business summit 2013[6] closing session.

The Stadium Consultancy (TSC)[7] is an independent consultancy company signed a contract to execute a design audit,[8] as well as the transportation systems etc.of the stadium .The stadium Designed by Collage Design of Mumbai.[9]

Important Landmarks

The Important Landmarks near stadium is Technopark Trivandrum, Kinfra Film and Video Park,Magic Planet, College of Engineering Trivandrum, Laksmibai National College of Physical Education (LNCPE),Kerala Highway Research Institute (KHRI), University of Kerala Kariavattom Campus, Kochuveli railway station, Kinfra Apparel Park, Technocity, Thiruvananthapuram.The stadium distance from Trivandrum International Airport is 10 km, Trivandrum Central Railway station is 12 km, Central Bus Station Thiruvananthapuram Thampanoor is 11.8 km and to world famous Kovalam beach is 25 km.The proposed Thiruvananthapuram Monorail one Station at Karyavattom Biggest town Attingal is 14 km also.

Memorandum of Understanding [MOU]

Memorandum of Understanding [MOU] reached between the National Games Secretariat (NGS) and the Kerala University about the lease of the land of Kerala University. [5] [10] [11]

References

  1. ^ http://www.collagedesign.net/kerala-sports-complex.html
  2. ^ a b THE IL&FS KERALA STADIUM
  3. ^ http://www.collagedesign.net/il&fsclubhouse.html
  4. ^ http://www.ilfsifin.com/pdf/Website%20write-up%20-KFSL.pdf
  5. ^ a b "Kariavattom Main Stadium,Thiruvananthapuram". 35thnationalgames.in. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  6. ^ "PREVIEW: What does the future of stadium design look like? | TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2013". Stadiumbusinesssummit.com. 2013-05-10. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  7. ^ "KaryavattomRef". Stadiumconsultancy.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  8. ^ "Karyvattom". Stadiumconsultancy.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  9. ^ "Collagedesign". Collagedesign. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  10. ^ A. Vinod (2012-04-05). "NGS, KSFL sign path-breaking pact".  
  11. ^ Sangeetha Unnithan (2012-05-26). "State capital earning its sporting stripes". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 

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