In the meeting held at BUDA office BUDA chairman Gulappa Hosmani cleared the proposal for the construction of a Hockey stadium at the 7.5 acres BUDA land in Ramteerth Nagar for a Hockey Stadium near to the KSCA (Cricket)stadium in Auto Nagar.
Hockey India Belagavi had submitted a proposal to BUDA to allot them land for the stadium. In yesterday’s meeting the proposal was passed and now the formalities of handing over the land to Hockey India will happen in due course.
The Estimated Cost of the stadium is 15 crores and Stadium to be laid with astro turf and would have ultra modern facilities : Jogging Path, Shopping Complex, Hotels.
The stadium would be named after noted hockey player and Olympian Bandu Patil.
Bandu Patil (January 1, 1936 – August 23, 1988) Bandu Patil represented the Indian Hockey team, which won Silver medal & Gold medal during 1960 & 1964 Olympics.
1960 Rome Olympics- Silver
1964 Tokyo Olympics- Gold
1962 Asian Games – Silver
The Belagavi Cantonment had planned to rename the Khanapur road from Sanchayni Circle to Suryakant Park (Gogte circle) as Bandu Patil (He was a part of the gold medal winning Indian hockey team in the 1960’s) road, but it was later found that, the same road was named after Maj.Cariappa in the military records.
This stadium would be a great tribute to the legendary Hockey player.