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Sport is an activity that has the quality to bind people together and also improves camaraderie among individuals. It is a perfect activity to pass leisurely time and have some physical activity. And when sports become passion it also has the power to create successful people and personalities.
Haldia has a scope for lot many sporting activities and one special sporting attraction in Haldia is the emergence of water sports in the region. The natural water bodies in and around the region provide a perfect setting to for the adventurous minded individual.
Major Sports in Haldia
Cricket in Haldia
Not very different from the rest of India, the most popular sport in Haldia is cricket. This country goes crazy when it comes to cricket. You can find young as well as elderly people spending their time in grounds playing cricket in the evenings or early morning. This game played on 22 yards of pitch can bind people like no other sports can do.
Water Sports in Haldia
Haldia’s location as a port city located on the Bay of Bengal makes it an avenue for exploring various water sports and adventure sports. A steady surge of tourists and relocation of expatriates has further provided incentive to organize water sport activities here.
Yachting and Wind Sailing in Haldia Haldia is increasingly becoming a popular spot for Yachting activities. The Hoogly River provides very good opportunity to satisfy the adventurer in you. Apart from Yachting, Wind Sailing is another water sport which is becoming prominent in Haldia.
Football in Haldia
would be a sort of injustice to talk of sports in the Bengal region and
not mention the love for football in people’s heart. One can witness a
lot of football activities in Haldia. Kids and youngsters can be sen
kicking the ball on lush green fields and enjoying this exciting sport.
Sports in Sutaku in Haldia
The Japanese community living in Sutaku in Haldia spends heir time playing sports in their township that also serves as a perfect opportunity for them to create strong bond among themselves. The most popular sport is golf and there is a mini golf course in Sutaku.
Sports Infrastructure in Haldia
Haldia has a respectable sports infrastructure in place courtesy the Haldia Development Authority. A big stadium hat can accommodate 12,000 people at a time has been built by the Haldia Development Authority in Durgachak, the very heat and nerve center of Haldia. Efforts are on to promote water sports in the region and for this special facilities are being developed on the riverfront.
Another great work done by the Haldia Development Authority is the construction of Sanghati Maidan. A huge ground that spreads to a total of 45 acre, it has been built keeping in mind the needs of local people. Common ublic spends time in this ground by taking a walk, playing different sports or by just spending time sitting in the mainda in the evenings.
Upcoming Project for Sports in Haldia
Though envisioned a ling time back and it is still to take shape, a one of its kind International Sports City has planned for Haldia. It has been planned jointly by Sristi Infrastructure Development Coporation Ltd and Haldia Development Authority. It is proposed to be built over 65 acres of land and would involve an investment of Rs 750 crores. The project has provision to build an international class cricket stadium with a seating capacity of around 35,000. It will have all the modern facilities such as swimming pool, practice grounds, a gymnasium, a sports training academy and many other facilities.
There is a lot to look forward to for spots enthusiasts in Haldia. The current sports infrastructure is satisfactory and people participate in various kind of sports but greater plans have been made to change and uplift the sporting scenario in Haldia.