Jammu and Kashmir government has given a gift to the valley by opening an international-level football stadium in Srinagar. The stadium has been constructed on the norms of FIFA. The centuries-old Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar has been given a facelift and upgraded to host national and international football tournaments. With a capacity of over 20,000 spectators, Rs 44 crore have been spent on the stadium. The stadium is equipped with facilities to hold day and night matches and tournaments.
Kashmir has always been known for Football as it’s been the most favourite among the Kashmiri youth. And with the new stadium, it will promote the sports further and the youth will get an international platform in their city.