'The Arena' nominated for Stadium of the Year 2017 / by Craig Heap

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Holmes Miller’s ‘The Arena’ stadium Ahmedabad, has been nominated for Stadium of the Year 2017, the first ever from India in 8 years of the competition.

The Arena, by TransStadia, is India’s first convertible multi-purpose stadium – using a globally patented technology, which converts an outdoor stadium into an indoor arena within 6 minutes at a touch of a button..

The 20-000 seater state-of-the-art football stadium, (catering for 14 sports including volleyball, basketball, squash, table tennis & tennis, amongst others), can be converted to an air-conditioned 32,000 sq. ft. pillar-less multi-purpose indoor arena.  The venue also lays great emphasis on sustainable development through water conservation by rainwater harvesting, mist fire-fighting and zero waste water discharge with a state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant and water treatment plant; decreasing load on water resources by reusing and recycling 100 per cent of used or treated water.