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Palzor Stadium, Gangtok
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Paljor Stadium, also known as Palzor Stadium is an association football stadium located in Gangtok, Sikkim, India. It is current home to United Sikkim Football Club. It is currently used mostly for association football matches. The stadium holds 25,000 people.HistoryOriginThe Paljor Stadium is popularly known as Polo Ground. Chogyal named it around 1943 because Britishers and few members of aristocratic family of Sikkim played at the Polo Ground. While tracing the history of Paljor Stadium it is indeed very difficult to ascertain its origin. The old timers recall this flat piece of land being used by the Tibetan traders to station their herds of Sheep en route to the Sikkim and India. Around 1939 one of the Political Officers, Sir Basil Gould had sanctioned Rs.3000 (approx $75.2634)to the Forest Department and ordered that the grass demonstration farm be set up there. Kikuyu Grass from Africa and Venezuela grass were grown for the soil binding, The whole task was completed in April 1941. Later Paljor Stadium proved to be a major venue of all public meeting including those of Prime ministers and religious leaders. The ground as been hosting the Independence day and republic day celebrations and also all major atheistic events.RenovationIt was on 24 July 1998 that a High Power state Committee constituted by the government took a decision to upgrade and renovate the existing Paljor Stadium. The project of redesigning and modernizing cost was around 30 Crores, out of which 15.36 Crores was from DONER contribution and remaining from the State coffer. The actual work started off in 2001. The modern look of the stadium was designed by M/S Archtech Consultant Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata and its execution was assigned to Civil Engineers Enterprise Ltd. Kolkata. Initially the project was scheduled to be completed by March 2004, but owning the additional work the date was shifted to April 2005.
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TripAdvisor
  • One of the iconic sights of the city is the Palzor stadium. Has a beautiful backdrop. It has to be the prettiest football stadium in the country.Has a great potential if taken care of and upgraded acc...  more »
  • This place was good for me as im football player and fan. I watched a friendly match when i visited this place. 
  • I realised the love of Gangtokians for football especially when I reached this spot, luckily my room was facing towards this ground and I was lucky to witness a Football tournament over here at this t...  more »
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  • Nice stadium with excellent view. Astro turf. Reasonably well maintained. Scenic background. Well utilized.
  • A very good football stadium in hi altitude and great scenic background..
  • Very big stadium in gangtok nice view
  • So nice to see a huge stadium at so high altitude. It is close to the vicinity of MG Marg.
  • Very big and very spacious