Monday, September 21, 2009

Huge leap for City hoopsters

Huge leap for City hoopsters
R Venkatesh, Bangalore, Sep 21, DHNS:

Now, the City can boast of having one of the premier state-of-the-art exclusive air-conditioned indoor stadium in the next 18 months.

The proposed basketball stadium at Indiranagar (ward 82) is all set to take shape at a cost of Rs 12 crore. BBMP is proud to announce the project in the heart of the City with a seating capacity for 2,500 people, maintenance-free ACP (aluminum coasted panels) roofing, floodlights and four wooden flooring courts.

Deccan Herald caught up with Nandish Associates which has drawn the high-tech plan of the stadium coming up at current Indiranagar Basketball Club IBBC courts. The first of its kind stadium will be built on 6,525 square metres and will have three levels –– Level 1 (basement) will comprise car park (more than 45 four-wheelers and abundant two-wheelers) and all services (generator, electricity and air conditioner rooms).

Level 2 will consist of change rooms, warm-up halls, media rooms, official rooms, offices, toilets, reception, lobby in all four corners and playing courts. In addition, more than eight rooms for players and exclusive suits for VIPs are provided. Level 3 will have a scientifically designed viewing gallery for spectators to view the game from all the directions is the highlight of the stadium.

Natural lighting
The stadium is designed in such a way that natural light will be sufficient to conduct any tournament during the day, while an artificial uniform lighting suspended from the catwalk will provide lighting for live coverage. "Apart from acoustics and an exclusive gymnasium hall, the profile of the stadium is sure to give the facility a lift as it is completely maintenance free with natural granite up to the ground level and then on ACP panel which is fixed on the grid," says Nandish Associates.

Meanwhile, Sree Kanteerava Stadium (indoor) will also be upgraded with air-condition facility before March 2010. Reason being Bangalore will be hosting the upcoming Common Wealth Basketball Championship from August 3-10, 2010


At Monday, September 21, 2009 at 10:48:00 AM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good!Mebbe they can use daylighting systems and Thermoshielding on roofs to reduce the comsumption of electrical energy and reduce the a/c loads.


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