The first completely solar non-cricket stadium of IndiaThe stadium has facilities for football, athletics, volleyball, hockey, basketball, badminton, cricket, handball, table tennis, taekwondo and wrestling. The stadium is being managed by the Sports Department of Government of Madhya Pradesh.
The Madhya Pradesh Sports Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia has announced that 375 KW electricity is being generated by the solar panels in the stadium. The stadium has been paying energy bills of Rs. 5 lakh per month so far. This is expected to go down to Rs. 2 lakh once the solar panel infrastructure is used for its energy needs.
Tatiya Tope Multipurpose Stadium in Bhopal is going to become the first solar non-cricket stadium in the country. It is expected that other State Governments also adopt this cost-effective measure and cut down electricity consumption in sports stadia in the respective states.