Chennai: Post-Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit and the inauguration of The Arena by TransStadia, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari along with Shri Mansukh. L. Mandaviya, Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping visited the Arena to experience the state-of-the-art stadium. They reviewed the stadium, its facilities, and operations. The Hon’ Ministers were in Gandhinagar for the Textiles India 2017 where he chaired a session titled ‘Exploring Growth Potential of Technical Textiles in Building India’.
Speaking about his visit to the Arena, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari said, “The Arena by TransStadia propels India to a multi-sports culture, creating sports infrastructure and an ecosystem where young talent can be put through a scientific plan. I witnessed and experienced the technology and facilities of the stadium, and was impressed with the thought put behind developing every square foot and every sport. The infrastructure planning is truly world leading. By hosting international level leagues this Arena has increased the economic growth and the use of new technologies in the state of Gujarat. TransStadia has created numerous job opportunities through the various sporting activities they have hosted. This kind of socio-economic project has a place in every urban area of our country. This will not only grow the sports sector but also revitalize our city-centres.”
During the tour, they expressed their appreciation and lauded the efforts for the creation of the stadium, which has put India on a global platform in the world of sports. Impressed by the technology used for sport, leisure and wellness, Shri Nitin Gadkari was confident that The Arena by TransStadia would lead India to the forefront of sports and sports Infrastructure development
Udit Sheth, Managing Director, SE TransStadia said “We are honored to welcome Hon’ Minister to the Arena. It was an excellent discussion while touring all the critical areas. We were able to showcase the integration of sports from a development, performance and improvement standpoint while showing him world class technologies for stadia utilization and sports performance. This kind of integrated approach to infrastructure development applies across sectors.”
The Arena by TransStadia offers a world class urban infrastructure for sports & entertainment with a built-up area of 13.72 lac sq.ft. A true Make in India story, The Arena by TransStadia is one of the first successful public private partnerships in sports with an investment of 536cr, in line with the thought of propelling India to a multi sports culture.
Globally renowned technologies have been utilized to construct The Arena by TranStadia. Note-worthy amongst many are the patented ‘T-Box Technology’ that allows modular and retractable seating systems and the patented ‘StadiArena’ that enables conversion of a section of the stadium into an indoor arena. The latter can be utilized for over 12 indoor sports, exhibitions, social functions, conventions and corporate events. It also features a FIFA standard natural turf with a seating capacity of 20,000.
In order to enhance the commitment towards protection and preservation of Environment, The Arena by TransStadia has a Green Building Certification of Gold rating thus promoting a whole-building approach to sustainability.