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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 Architect 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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  • September 23, 2017
    Palzor stadium is important football stadium in sikkim.here normally regional level football tournament organize here..nice beautifull stadium  more »
  • August 25, 2017
    Our driver stopped the car to show us this football ground and from him we got to know that Baichung bhutia (He was India national football team captain) used to practice in this ground. Nothing much ...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    Went there for evening walk. Stadium is good and you will find many playing football here. If staying nearby, you can visit during morning or evening walks.  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    Palzor Stadium situated in Gangtok Hill Area. Small size stadium with large sitting area. Good facilities are available in the stadium.The whole place looks beautifull with players knocking around with football. Note: This stadium is included as Point of Attraction; Only football freaks will love this. Otherwise it's just average for non football lovers. Don't waste your time!
  • June 6, 2017
    A picturesque stadium, sits in the lap of Himalayan city of Gangtok, wish people lay stress on maintaining it .
  • June 14, 2017
    The only astro tops football grounds of sikkim popularly know as palzor stadium
  • June 4, 2017
    The stadium is good but its in the lap of Kanchendzonga ranges, that's mesmerising...
  • March 28, 2017
    Rejuvenating! Scenic beauty in the background and delightful watch of football. Recommend to watch a game there.

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