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  • rudrarudra 2958 Points
    State to play big role in development: AIFF

    BANGALORE: All India Football Federation secretary Kushal Das said on Wednesday that Karnataka and Sikkim will soon emerge as the pivots of India's football training with the setting up of the technical centres under FIFA's Goal project.

    "We are in the process of setting up a technical training centre in both Bangalore and Imphal and we are looking for partnership for the technical programs. We are trying to get the expertise from Holland or Germany to develop the curriculum," Das said before inaugurating the newly laid artificial turf at the Football Stadium. "Now with the availability of the artificial turf we can use this facility for games and training," he added.

    As if to downplay the exit of the national team's head coach Bob Houghton, Das said: "It is now more important to have good technical centres than to have a top coach and we will soon be developing robust technical programs."

    Asked whether AIFF has appointed Armando Colaco as the new coach, Das said talks are on with the Goan. "We are in talks with him. We want him charge for the next three months. Talks are on but nothing has been finalized. We will have a head coach in place of Houghton but we are not rushing into it. We will find a replacement in 2-3 months time," he said.

    Das said India will play two international friendlies against Maldives and Qatar in July to prepare for the World Cup qualifier against UAE slated for July 23 and July 28 (Chennai). "The team will also train in the gulf for 7-10 days to train for the match," he said.

    Big stadium revamp on the cards

    Karnataka Football Association president AR Khaleel said the existing structure will be revamped completely and the city will get a world class stadium with a 40,000 capacity.

    "The Jindal group has offered to reconstruct three stadiums in Bangalore, Kolkata and Mumbai and the AIFF will soon take a decision on this," Khaleel said.

    The KSFA president also said that the Association has offers from 1-2 parties to start a professional club based in the city. "We will welcome anyone who wants to invest with open arms. Bangalore is host to a lot of world class companies including infotech majors and I request all of them to come forward for the development of the game," he said.

    Later, the KSFA honoured the Olympians Ahmad Khan, Varadaraj and Asian Games medalists Ethiraj, Arumainayagam, Nataraj and Sampath.

    In the inaugural match on artificial grass, the Karanataka state veterans XI, including former stars Arumainayagam and Ulaganathan, defeated the Sports Journalists XI 3-0.

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  • rudrarudra 2958 Points
    Important points in the above article :

    1)
    All India Football Federation secretary Kushal Das said on Wednesday that Karnataka and Sikkim will soon emerge as the pivots of India's football training with the setting up of the technical centres under FIFA's Goal project.

    2)
    We are in the process of setting up a technical training centre in both Bangalore and Imphal and we are looking for partnership for the technical programs. We are trying to get the expertise from Holland or Germany to develop the curriculum

    3)
    It is now more important to have good technical centres than to have a top coach and we will soon be developing robust technical programs.

    4)
    Karnataka Football Association president AR Khaleel said the existing structure will be revamped completely and the city will get a world class stadium with a 40,000 capacity.

    5)
    The Jindal group has offered to reconstruct three stadiums in Bangalore, Kolkata and Mumbai and the AIFF will soon take a decision on this,
  • archakarchak 2082 Points
    Important points in the above article :

    1)
    All India Football Federation secretary Kushal Das said on Wednesday that Karnataka and Sikkim will soon emerge as the pivots of India's football training with the setting up of the technical centres under FIFA's Goal project.

    2)
    We are in the process of setting up a technical training centre in both Bangalore and Imphal and we are looking for partnership for the technical programs. We are trying to get the expertise from Holland or Germany to develop the curriculum

    3)
    It is now more important to have good technical centres than to have a top coach and we will soon be developing robust technical programs.

    4)
    Karnataka Football Association president AR Khaleel said the existing structure will be revamped completely and the city will get a world class stadium with a 40,000 capacity.

    5)
    The Jindal group has offered to reconstruct three stadiums in Bangalore, Kolkata and Mumbai and the AIFF will soon take a decision on this,
    If the promises are kept we fans will sure be in for a treart. Even if their main motive was to downplay bob's sacking I am sure most fans would gladly accept it in return
  • "The stadium is located in India towards the east second largest non-auto racing stadium in the world and the largest in the Indian sub-continent. It is currently used for football matches and athletics. The stadium was built in 1984 and holds 120,000[1] people in a three-tier configuration. It is situated approximately 10 km from the heart of the city. It is elliptical in shape. The roof is made of metal tubes and aluminum sheets and concrete. There are two electronic score boards and control rooms. The lighting is uniformly distributed to facilitate nocturnal sports. There are special arrangements for TV broadcasting. The stadium covers an area of 76.40 acres (309,200 m2). It was inaugurated in January, 1984. The salient features of the stadium are unique synthetic track for athletic meets, electronic scoreboard, main football arena measuring 105m x 70m, elevators, VIP enclosures, peripheral floodlighting arrangement from the roof-top, air conditioned VIP rest room and Conference Hall. Other features of the stadium are also commentary boxes for All India Radio and TV along with several platforms for TV cameras, press boxes, dormitories and AC. rooms, player's changing rooms, practice grounds for football, cricket and khokho, volleyball field and an ultra-medium gymnasium. The stadium has its own water arrangements and standby diesel generation sets. The floodlights which illuminate the stadium consist of 624 bulbs of 2 kW each and two electronic scoreboards consisting of 36,000 bulbs of 25 watt each. The four underground reservoirs have unique fire-fighting arrangements with a capacity of 10,000 gallons. The architectural and structural design of the stadium was the work of the Joint Consultants viz., M/S. Ballardie, Thompson & Matthews Pvt. Ltd. and M/S. H.K. Sen & Associates - both from Kolkata, West Bengal. The track was prepared by Reckortan Tartan Track, Germany. The electronic scoreboards were supplied by Electro Impex of Hungary. The Salt Lake Stadium hosts the home games of local clubs Mohun Bagan AC, East Bengal FC, and Mohammedan SC, three of the big clubs in Indian football. The traditional Kolkata derbies between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan AC take place in this stadium accompanied by much fanfare and feverish emotions (and on a few occasions, outbreaks of violence). Most of these matches are attended by capacity crowds of supporters of both teams. Many of the home games of the India national football team are also played in Salt Lake, as are many important games in major stages of national tournaments. For the 2010-11 I-League, Mohun Bagan AC, Kingfisher East Bengal and Chirag United SC are using the stadium as their home venue."
  • Venue Address
    Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Salt Lake
    Kolkata, India - 700091

    Location Kolkata,

    West Bengal, India

    Opened 1984

    Owner Goverment of West Bengal

    Surface Astroturf

    Salt Lake Stadium, second largest stadium in the world....

    Capacity 120,000

    Field dimensions 105 × 68 metres

    TENANTS

    Kingfisher East Bengal FC (1984-present)
    Mohun Bagan AC (1984-present)
    Chirag United SC (2008-present)
    Mohammedan Sporting (1984-present)
  • the home ground ....of indian national football team.............clubs like mohun bagan.east bengal.chirag united..the stadium which hosted a numerous national and international events is now in miserable condition..the pride of the country.

    as a regular visitor of i league.....i can point a few backdrops.

    1.no scoreboard.
    2.no proper sitting arangements.chairs r broken..full of mud..spectators used to seat in....steps made wid condrete.
    3.no urinals.
    people r free use stadium for urinals.
    4.10 ft long bushes is there.
    5.concrete is broken.not repaired for.25 yrs/////can cause any injury.......to spectators..in any day..
    6.no security check..events like bomb blast has been take place during kolkata derby..
    7.drinking of alcohol...smoking of marijuana..is allowed in between..girls..no is dere to stop....
    8.totally uneasy conditons ...is there out of stadium..business..and mafia raj takes place dere.
    9.dirty surrondings.
    10.poor quality of astro turf..in a hot afternoon..it turns in to a heat chamber..
    11.hotel..counselling.seminors.education fair.religious.political activities..polling centre... used to have there...for public functions...sports used to be scheduled later.

    12. forget about gym.medical room.media centre etc..
  • rudrarudra 2958 Points
    AIFF General Secretary also commented that Rabindra Sarovar Stadium will be one of the best Stadium in Asia within next five years. Now IFA has got a Twenty five years lease of Ravindra Sarovar Stadium from Govt of West Bengal last year. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has tied up with JSW Steel Limited to build football stadiums in Kolkata and Bangalore and Mumbai. JSW is owned by Sajjan Jindal, who is also been appointed chairman of the I-League.

    kolkatafootball.com
  • ashindiaashindia 9272 Points
    HC clears PIL against Cooperage Redevelopment,Mumbai Footy back to life <!-- s:geek: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_geek.gif" alt=":geek:" title="Geek" /><!-- s:geek: -->



    MUMBAI: After nearly two decades, Mumbai's football headquarters will finally be restored to its pristine glory. The Bombay High Court on Friday, gave football fans a reason to rejoice when it dismissed a PIL against the redevelopment of Cooperage, opening the doors for a full-fledged and swanky stadium.

    "We will meet soon to review the order and check out what clearances are required, including environment, before we wet out on our ambitious plan," said WIFA CEO Henry Menezes.

    For now, we will concentrate on the temporary renovations. Cooperage is already under the surgeon's knife. The process of laying the Fifa sponsored artificial turf is already under way.

    "Now, we can at least dream about redevelopment, we can hope to have a proper stadium," said Menezes. "The base for the artificial turf has been put in place and with the rains, it will only harden up. The turf will be completed by mid July."

    As for the stands, Menezes said the old wooden stands will be pulled down and replaced with pre-fabricated metal stands.

    "The provisions for light towers are already at the Cooperage, we just need to put up new towers and install the lights. Also, we will provide toilets and dressing rooms which will be moveable cabins for the interim period.

    "We should be able to strike out a clear plan in the next 18 months and upgrade it with a new state of the art stadium which will allow us to host international matches," he said.

    Source :- Times
  • namewtheldnamewtheld Kolkata5665 Points
    Read the news this morn in TOI! Awesome thing. Cooperage has the potential to host international matches..given its perfect location!
  • shankarshankar 2600 Points
    Read the news this morn in TOI! Awesome thing. Cooperage has the potential to host international matches..given its perfect location!
    they are expecting to make a world class stadium in three years time ,which can host internationals..... anyway three year is not much if they assure us one world-class stadium...
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