Tura (Meghalaya): India’s largest pre-engineered composite football stadium – the PA Sangma Sports Complex was inaugurated at the district headquarters of West Garo Hills in Meghalaya.
The Stadium is a technological marvel, being the country’s largest pre-engineered composite football stadium with a sizeable seating capacity of 9500, an official of State’s Sports and Youth Affairs department, said on Saturday.
“We hope that the P A Sangma Sports Complex will add to our long-term vision to mould sportspersons that represent our State and our country in the year to come. We dedicate this milestone to our people, our youth and our children,” Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said.
“This is a tribute to one of Garo Hills’ tallest leaders (L) P A Sangma. While this is a great accomplishment for the government. this is a personal milestone for each of us and we paid our respects to the vision of this great leader of our State,” he added.
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, the official said.
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 village in East Khasi Hills district.