A proposed multipurpose sports stadium at Barnala is envisaged to be the latest edition in such stadia at district headquarters in the state. The design of this stadium incorporates mainly three components i.e., play fields as per international standards, open seating steps for public and covered seating pavilions for V.I.P. spectators. Three covered pavilions have been provided in the layout. The design of these pavilions is governed by the factors like comfortable viewing angles, international norms for seating, provision of necessary facilities for players, besides the time and budgetary constraints. Meticulously designed pavilions accommodates changing rooms for players, wash rooms, pantry, lounge, entrance foyer and offices at ground level, that is underneath the seating steps.
RCC framed structure has been adopted up to seating level with brick masonry infill walls. The canopies on the seating areas are designed in pre-engineered steel structure which has been introduced first time in such buildings in the state. This structure has an edge over the conventional structures as it proves to be more precise, hassle free, economical and less time consuming. The structural components like pillars, girders, purlins etc., will be designed as per exact requirements and manufactured in factories with great precision. These components will then be brought at site and assembled in short span of time, thus saving the time required for construction.
The overlapping period of civil construction at site and manufacturing of pre-engineered components in factories saves precious time and money – the two major constraints. Apart from providing basic facilities to players and spectators, the pavilions will add grandeur and contemporary look to the entire stadium. Being located in a small district level town of Punjab, this stadium with international style of architecture will become important landmark in the areas. The sports fraternity in particular and public in general will feel proud of this infrastructure in the state.