While Kotambi Ground has already started hosting Domestic matches, the stadium plan inches ahead positively too with a green signal to construct the structure at the venue.
Bhoomi Poojan of the Vadodara International Cricket Stadium at Kotambi was held on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri on 11th March. The ceremony was performed and attended by BCA President Pranav Amin, Former President Chirayu Amin, Vice-President Sheetal Mehta; Hon. Secretary Ajit Lele, Hon. Treasurer Ajit Patel, Apex Council Members, Architects, Consultants, PMC and the Contractors who are working at the site.
Spread across 45 acres of land the stadium will have an approximate seating capacity of 30,000. The upcoming stadium at Kotambi, Baroda is set to be an iconic structure exemplifying the Barodians passion for cricket. It will have 500 luxurious seats and the three-tiered stadium shall offer spacious, uninterrupted views of the action.
The arena shall be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for the players which shall include ice bath, jacuzzi, indoor swimming pool, gym, physio and medical room to provide a restful and rejuvenating environment for the players amidst all situations.
Additionally, stadium is also facilitated with indoor practice pitches with consistent surface suitable for all year-round indoor training and practice. Also, an exceptional conference and banqueting venue is provided with event space, offering spectacular views and facilities.
The international stadium is designed as per latest BCCI and ICC guidelines for international viewing and broadcast amenities. Ultramodern commentator boxes, media facilities, giant LED screens, adequate flood lights for day-night matches, acoustics are integral part of design.
The three-tiered stadium is designed in a fashion to provide an intimate viewing experience to the spectators adhering all NBC and GDCR guidelines. To avoid any congestion and disturbance while viewing, seats are designed with 90% clear visibility from the ground with null killer seats. After every 14 seats, an aisle is designed so that during fire or any other calamity, the evacuation in the stadium is efficient.
Further to enhance the viewing experience, the arena is dotted with multiple food stalls, merchandising shops and toilets at convenient distance from every stand to avoid densification in any one zone.
The ethos of the design of entire complex is minimal environmental impact and hence the parameters of orientation of façade, materials chosen are all in lines of sustainability. The fenestration of the entire arena is configured such that the spectators shall have optimum thermal comfort and the spaces inside remain airy throughout the year even in the harsh heat of local climate.
Furthermore, a conscious measure has been taken to recycle rain water, grey water with sophisticated water harvesting systems to avoid any wastage of water in the entire complex. Solar panelled roof for energy efficiency, waste and building management systems are all essential part of the design of the stadium.