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Facets of Divine Construction - Hill-View Stadium
by Col. S.K. Bose (Rtd.) Trust Engineer
Vidyagiri or Hill-view stadium as it is known, is located on a 9-acre land and is meant for annual sports meet by students of the University. Functions of general nature and events do take place here too. This playground has an international quality cricket pitch and it is noteworthy that India 11 played an international one-day benefit cricket match.
To start with, this ground had a main stage (380 m2) with two pavilions one each side for ladies and gents (150 m2). Later on an L-shaped gallery was built on one side of the ground to provide seating for 8,000 people in ten tiers. An additional 325 m2 was added to the pavilion as part of the green room facilities for the players.
This apart, there is a natural hill view area where 2,000 people can sit and watch the games and other cultural events.