FIFA Under-17 World Cup: Mamata Banerjee inaugurates newly renovated Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata

05 October 2017, 12:36 PM
Mamata Banerjee - File Photo
Mamata Banerjee - File Photo

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday inaugurated the newly renovated Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata, which is scheduled to host the FIFA Under-17 World Cup next month.

Banerjee described the stadium, popularly known as the Salt Lake Stadium, as "new jewel in the crown" of stadiums in the world. "It is a new jewel in the crown of great sporting stadiums in the world. My best wishes to all," Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle.

Salt Lake Stadium, which will host the Fifa U-17 World Cup final on October 28, was handed over to the event's Local Organising Committee (LOC) on Sunday.

The stadium is one of the six venues to stage the tournament. A senior PWD official said the state government spent over Rs 100 crore for the renovation of the stadium.

First Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 08:47 AM
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