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World’s Third Largest Cricket Stadium to Come up in Jaipur

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The stage is all set for the construction of the world’s third-largest cricket stadium in the Pink City. The Jaipur Development Authority has allotted land to Rajasthan Cricket Association. The overall cost of the stadium is estimated to be around INR 650 crore. The land is located in Chomp Village on the outskirts of the city situated at Delhi Road.

The BCCI is set to give a Rs 100 crore infrastructure grant to RCA for helping it build the new stadium in Jaipur. Over the past few years, international matches have not taken place much in the city.

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After the Motera stadium in Ahemadabad and Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Australia, the upcoming new Jaipur stadium will be the third-largest cricket stadium in the world. The Motera can host up to 1,10,000 capacity crowd and the MCG can fill up to 1,00,000. With RCA set to get 100 crores from the BCCI, the new stadium is planning to fill up to 75,000 people.

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What will be there in the third-largest stadium in the world

The construction will start in the months of August or September this year. RCA is aiming to arrange another INR 100 crore through bank loans with other money, reportedly being arranged by selling the corporate boxes at the venue.

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Now the association can hope to tap more local talent in and around the smaller cities located within Jaipur. Apart from cricket, there will be top-notch facilities like indoor games, sports training academies, a clubhouse, and huge parking space which can accommodate up to 4000 vehicles.

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Funding to make the new cricket stadium in Jaipur

Vaibhav Gehlot, the Rajasthan Cricket Association President said that the investment in constructing is worth INR 650 crores and should take 2.5-3 years to get completed. The BCCI has allotted 100 crores, while they will obtain a loan of 100 more. The first phase will see INR 400 crores being invested, while out of INR 100 crore, 90 crores would arrive via the corporate box.

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