NEW BADMINTON STADIUM FOR 2010 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

A new squash an badminton stadium is expected to be completed by March 2010 ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India later this year.

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA), are currently constructing a new badminton and squash stadium for the 2010 Commonwealth Games later this year.

Situated in India's capital Delhi, the stadium is expected to be completed by the end of March 2010 and will be a part of the Siri Fort Sports Complex in the City.

At a cost of nearly £45 million the venue was designed by Australian based architects Peddle and Thorp which will feature 11 indoor squash courts and eight indoor badminton courts as well as accommodating just under 10,000 spectators for both sports.

The main feature of the stadium will be the VIP and athlete's entrance which is shaped like an arc.

United Kingdom company, Kingspan are providing the structure with the façade whilst the roof will be made from lightweight steel which has been designed and made by Tata Bluescope.

The glass squash courts will be imported from German company ASB and will be put in place next month along with the flooring which will be a coating of Maplewood.

Other features of the stadium include delegate offices for use during the games and also a media centre, security centre and an athlete's rooms.

Posted on 01/02/2010