Udit Sheth Reveals Why India’s First StadiArena TransStadia is Such a Big Deal!
by Shantanu Jain Industry Watch | November 10, 2016 | Interview
TransStadia Experiential Venues
TransStadia in Ahmedabad is a world-class, multi-purpose arena that can be used for sports, entertainment as well as social events like weddings. The arena was launched on October 7, and opened with the Kabaddi World Cup, grabbing the attention of India's event industry with its superior infrastructure and a level of flexibility not seen at any other venue in India.
In an exclusive conversation with EVENTFAQS, Udit Sheth, Founder and Managing Director of TransStadia Group of Companies takes us through the stadium, pointing what it has in store for the events industry.
What are the highlights of the stadium and what facilities does it boast of?
SE TransStadia Pvt. Ltd. is the custodian of the stadium TransStadia, which is an earthquake resistant structure that boasts of a FIFA standard natural turf and a seating capacity of 20,000.
The stadium has a facility of 450 toilets including 6 toilets for the physically challenged, 28 elevators with modern interiors, and 3 temperature controlled swimming pools. The premises also include modern interiors with a green building concept as per IGBC guidelines.
Globally renowned technologies have been utilized to construct TranStadia. Noteworthy amongst many is the patented ‘T-Box Technology’ that allows modular and retractable seating systems and the patented 'StadiArena' that enables conversion of a section of the stadium into an indoor arena. The latter can be utilized for at least 12 indoor sports, exhibitions, social functions, conventions and corporate events thereby offering a humongous opportunity to earn incremental revenues.
TransStadia’s, ‘Members Only’ EKA Club houses 14 sports under its roof, creating an ideal location for budding talent to explore their innate skills and talent – a great initiative that is sure to revolutionize the science of sports in India.
In addition to its numerous facilities, TransStadia also has a state-of-the-art Sports Rehabilitation Centre offering the maximum relief and medication to injured individuals. A remarkable initiative of the same is its state-of- the-art mobile medical van with a team of specialised doctors who test and guide kids across the country, giving them insights to the different sports best suited for them.
What is the overall space that is available at the stadium to event planners?
An innovative and premier venue, TransStadia serves as a panacea for entertainment and leisure across industries like Sports, Wellness, Leisure, Hospitality, Education, Entertainment, Retail & more. It has a built-up area of 13.72 lac sq. ft.
What gives TransStadia an edge over other sporting arenas of the country and how?
The Arena by TransStadia provides a holistic experience for all Sporting and Entertainment events. From a football stadium, which has a seating capacity of 20,000 to a one of its kind 40,000 sq. ft. pillar-less, air-conditioned indoor arena and stylish banquet halls, TransStadia has it all.
We have designed the venue in a way to take care of all requirements for both live as well as televised events. The Arena is also designed keeping all live broadcasting requirements in mind and has a 900-vehicle car parking space.
TransStadia provides a one stop solution for sports and entertainment promoters. From event planning to office space, to F&B, Hospitality etc.
What are the approximate rental charges for the stadium?
TransStadia doesn’t follow a rack rate card model. Working closely with the promoters of an event, we try and understand what the event is about and then give a costing based on requirements.
Udit Sheth, Founder and Managing Director of TransStadia Group of Companies talks about the stadium's world-class infrastructure, T-Box technology, sports facilities, and what this means for events.