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General information

  • Location address
    Ekana Sportz City, Sector 7 Gomti Nagar Ext, Amar Shaheed Path, Lucknow, Uttar
  • Location country
  • Year of construction
  • Name of the client/building owner
    Ekana Sportz City
  • Function of building
  • Degree of enclosure
    Open structure
  • Climatic zone
    Tropical - hot and wet all year
  • Number of layers
  • Type of application of the membrane
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Rain protection
    • Sun protection


The international standard cricket stadium in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, is named after one of Lord Vishnu's names “Ekana”. Initially it was known as just that: Ekana Cricket Stadium. On November 6th 2018, before the first international match, its name was changed to Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium. With a seating capacity of 50000, it is the third largest international cricket stadium in India. The actual stadium building carries elements of the city’s Mughal architecture and a state-of-the-art sporting venue inside. The roof corresponds with the Mughal touch of the building in geometry and colour.

The form finding and manufacturing of the roof was done by Western Outdoor, a Mumbai based company which is led by Daler Singh. He recently won the National Entrepreneurship Award for his achievement in transforming the family owned metal workshop into an internationally operating tensile architecture company. One step for this development was taken in Germany, when Daler Singh was one of the first Archineer graduates finishing his degree at the IMS Bauhaus Institute in Dessau.

Description of the environmental conditions

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    Valmex Type III

Main dimensions and form

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure

Involved companies