Wankhede stadium getting ready for WC finals

Published: Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 14:53 [IST]
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Wankhede getting ready for WC finals

Mumbai: With two years to go until the World Cup kicks off, Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, is all set to don an ultra-modern look at par with other international cricketing venues across the world.

Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium will host the  World Cup final on April 2, 2011.

The stadium will reconstructed with a substantial increase in height, with three tiers of stands, thus increasing the existing seating capacity to 44,000.

For better viewing, the stadium will have an obstruction-free roof, constructed without columns.

Players will also have additional area for a dressing room and gymnasium. Safety measures for entry and exit will also be at par with international stadiums.

BCCI has allocated a sum of 2 billion for the for the reconstruction worlk of Wankhede Stadium

The Wankhede Stadium, located in South Mumbai near Churchgate station, was built in 1975.


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