Sports

Uttar Pradesh can now boast of multiple state-of-art facilities in the field of sports due to the tireless efforts of the Samajwadi Party Government. A lot of schemes have been initiated to encourage sportspersons and promote them in the state. Akhilesh Yadav, chief minister says, " The Uttar Pradesh government is trying to encourage more people to show interest in sports by providing them with the best infrastructure. A child can be taught from a young age and he will definitely reach the highest level with perseverance. We must focus on one or two spots and continue to practice them. This will ensure the propagation of sports and the sportsperson."

The state will boast of an international cricket stadium, football stadium, Olympic sized pool and numerous other sporting facilities.

  • An international cricket stadium in Lucknow with a seating capacity of 50,000 people is being developed with a budget of Rs. 360 crore.
  • The stadium is spread over 137 acres of land; 70 acres will be used for the stadium and other sports infrastructure while 67 acres will be consumed for real estate development.
  • The international cricket stadium is being built under the PPP model with all the latest amenities.
  • Ekana Sports will maintain the stadium for 35 years.
  • An international football stadium is being constructed in Lucknow.
  • The football stadium will have a corporate box, media, and VIP gallery and will be able to hold 20,000 people.
  • Ekana Sports is constructing the stadium and it will soon host international matches along with the Indian League.
  • The Uttar Pradesh government has invested Rs. 186 in an international cycle academy and 8 cycle tracks.
  • Lucknow, Gorakhpur and Saifai to get a sports college each.
  • A policy has been launched by the Samajwadi Party Government to motivate the sportspersons of the state according to which international award winners will be appointed as government officials.
  • Any medal achiever from Uttar Pradesh in the Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games will directly be appointed a government post.