Guwahati’s Nehru Stadium to be Rebuilt Into World-Class Football-Exclusive Stadium – News18

Published By: Siddarth Sriram

Last Updated: March 24, 2024, 21:18 IST

Guwahati [Gauhati], India

The Nehru Stadium here will be rebuilt and transformed into a 30,000 seater exclusive football venue with world-class facilities, a top official of Assam Football Association (AFA) said on Sunday.

AFA’s general secretary Sangrang Brahma said this ahead of the India-Aghanistan 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier to be played in the city on Tuesday.

“Nehru Stadium will be demolished and rebuilt into a football-exclusive stadium which would be of international standard. It would be an exclusive football stadium of international standards in India. Work on it would start soon,” Brahma told PTI Videos.

Brahma informed that the AFA also plans to set up 10 football academies in the state for developing grassroots level talent besides a dedicated centre of excellence in the capital.

“We are planning to establish at least 10 academies in Assam in various locations. We also have a plan to establish a high-performance training centre that would be based in Guwahati.” India and Afghanistan settled for a 0-0 draw after failing to turn their opportunities into goals in their first leg Group A fixture of the World Cup Qualifiers in Abha, Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)