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  • ashindiaashindia 9272 Points
    GFA approves phase-wise renovation of Nehru stadium(Goa)

    PANAJI: The Goa Football Association has agreed to carry out a phase-wise renovation of the Nehru Stadium at Fatorda, with the Sports Authority of Goa promising to install floodlights by October.

    GFA President Shrinivas Dempo, General Secretary Alberto Colaco and others met the Sports Minister Manohar Azgaonkar at the Secretariat, Porvorim to discuss issues related to the renovation of the stadium.

    The meeting was also attended by SAG Executive Director V M Prabhudesai and technical consultants of SAG, who briefed the GFA top brass about the renovation plans.

    Prabhudesai said that the installation of floodlights at the Nehru Stadium should be taken up on a priority basis and make them functional by October.

    Dempo said that the government had given two alternatives to GFA, from which, the proposal to carry out a phase-wise renovation of the stadium was chosen, as it is more practical.

    "The phase-wise renovation of the stadium, in which, the stadium would remain shut in parts, looked practical," Dempo said.

    The other proposal necessitated a complete closure of the stadium for a couple of years, which would have adversely affect the football calendar, as Goa is considered as the hub of I-League matches.

    The state professional football league is an annual affair and a season-opening event in the state. The Lusofonia Games (2013) and National Games (2014) are also to be staged in Goa.

    Source :- Times
  • Deb_BanDeb_Ban 9991 Points
    I often read that this field is smaller, that field is larger than FIFA standard, so I thought to find out the actual sizes, which are given here:

    FIFA Standard: 105.0 M x 68.0 M
    Old Trafford: 106 M x 67.7 M
    Santiago Bernabeau/ Nou Camp/ Allianz Arena: 105.3 M x 68.0 M
    JLN N Delhi: 106.0 M x 68.0 M
    Ambedkar N Delhi: 101.0 M x 67.5 M
    YBK Kolkata: 105.0 M x 68.0 M
    Rabindra Sarobar Kolkata: 110.7 M x 74.6 M
    Barasat: 110.0 M x 70.0 M
    Howrah Corporation: 105.2 M x 73.4 M
    MB/ EB/ MSC: 110.0 M x 70.0 M
    Kanchenjonga Siliguri: 110.0 M x 75.0 M
    Paljor Gangtok: 104.0 M x 84.5 M
    Balewadi Pune: 104.5 M x 73.0 M
    Gachchi Bowli Hyd: 111.3 M x 74.0 M
    JLN Fatorda: 105.4 M x 70.0 M

    I think all our stadiums are of standard size (except for Ambedkar), keeping allowance for error in measurement. The measurements are taken from Google Earth. The actual conditions of the turfs are altogether a different question. So are the stadium capacities.
  • namewtheldnamewtheld Kolkata5665 Points
    Have you taken the measurements of the turf or the stadium? I have been to MB ground, It looked really small.
  • Deb_BanDeb_Ban 9991 Points
    These are turf measurements, i e, sideline to sideline & goal line to goal line. I had doubts over some of the fields above; measurements show otherwise. I still think MB/ EB/ MSC grounds are smaller. Can these be substantiated from other sources like official figures?
  • jose12jose12 4 Points
    Goan sports in general
    and football in particular, was
    blessed with good news on
    Friday with SAG Executive
    Director Mr V M Prabhudesai
    disclosing that tender had
    already been floated for
    commissioning the work
    pertaining to floodlight at Nehru
    stadium, Fatorda a prime venue
    for the forthcoming Lusofonia
    and National Games.
    Speaking at a press conference
    organised by Goa Olympic
    Association following its AGM,
    here, Mr Prabhudesai disclosed
    that work pertaining to
    floodlights at the to-be
    renovated Nehru stadium will be
    completed within 60 days,
    including the monsoon days, and
    that it was certainly a welcome
    news for Goan football, in
    particular. <!-- s:dance: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/eusa/dance.gif" alt=":dance:" title="Dance" /><!-- s:dance: --> <!-- s:clap: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/eusa/clap.gif" alt=":clap:" title="Clap" /><!-- s:clap: -->
  • namewtheldnamewtheld Kolkata5665 Points
    Oh I was waiting for this news for so long now. HAPPY <!-- s:clap: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/eusa/clap.gif" alt=":clap:" title="Clap" /><!-- s:clap: --> <!-- s:dance: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/eusa/dance.gif" alt=":dance:" title="Dance" /><!-- s:dance: --> <!-- s:whistle: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/eusa/whistle.gif" alt=":whistle:" title="Whistle" /><!-- s:whistle: -->
  • Deb_BanDeb_Ban 9991 Points
    Good, now at least the next I-league matches in Goa will be evening matches!
  • indian_goonerindian_gooner 3450 Points
    and goa can host intl matches too......
  • jose12jose12 4 Points
    and goa can host intl matches too......
    I love this <!-- s:clap: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/eusa/clap.gif" alt=":clap:" title="Clap" /><!-- s:clap: --> <!-- s:dance: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/eusa/dance.gif" alt=":dance:" title="Dance" /><!-- s:dance: --> <!-- s:whistle: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/eusa/whistle.gif" alt=":whistle:" title="Whistle" /><!-- s:whistle: --> <!-- s:handgestures-thumbup: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/handgestures/thumbup.gif" alt=":handgestures-thumbup:" title="Thumb Up" /><!-- s:handgestures-thumbup: -->
  • indian_goonerindian_gooner 3450 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...

    when i was in mumbai this stadium was a wedding mandap...the next day it was full of mud,wastes,carpets etc etc...this has to be stopped...i just hate football grouns being used for other purposes... <!-- s:angry-screaming: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/angry/screaming.gif" alt=":angry-screaming:" title="Screaming" /><!-- s:angry-screaming: -->

    on the other hand if u see the wikipedia pages of emirates stadium, old trafford, wembley ..they have conducted many rock concerts and other programmes ...

    ..yes we all wud love to see cooperage a major intl stadium and it has al the financial abilities to do so, even 20,000 seater would be enough... <!-- s:handgestures-fingerscrossed: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/handgestures/fingerscrossed.gif" alt=":handgestures-fingerscrossed:" title="Fingers Crossed" /><!-- s:handgestures-fingerscrossed: -->
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