Badal is a prominent village in the Mukatsar District of Punjab and is a native place of five-time-elected Chief Minister of the State, Parkash Singh Badal. Obviously, the village is developing at a very fast pace and a day will not be far when it will be declared a new town. Apart from many educational institutions, health centres and buildings related to agricultural field, the village was already having a large multi-purpose sports stadium. The Sports Authority of India is running a Regional Training Centre for budding athletes here. Though the stadium was spread over an area of about 10 acres, but it was not having a befitting infrastructure required for the national level events. In the year 2012, the Government of Punjab decided to reconstruct the entire stadium so as to provide latest facilities to the trainees of the Sports Authority of India. All the existing structures in the campus which have outlived their original function and were in dilapidated condition were removed to make way for new construction. The newly designed and constructed stadium can now be termed as one of the best multi-purpose sports stadium not only in Punjab but in the entire country. It accommodates a state-of-the-art synthetic athletic track with latest specifications and dimensions conforming to the international standards. This can hold all the athletic events, football and kabaddi matches besides cultural shows. Flood lights have been installed to facilitate late night events. Seating facilities for more than 8000 persons have been provided all around the central play area. Three seating pavilions have been provided on its south-west side. The large V.I.P. pavilion in the centre is 311 feet long and can accommodate 2500 spectators. Two small pavilions of 600 capacities each have been juxtaposed on its either sides. In addition to these pavilions, continuous seating steps have been provided on the remaining three sides. These seating steps follow the configuration of the site and play grounds. All the seating areas have been covered with canopies to protect the spectators form the vagaries of weather. These canopies have been constructed in high-tensile, pre-engineered steel. The pre-fabrication of these steel structures not only saved lot of construction time and cost but also have many more advantages such as accuracy, precision, ease of erection, durability etc. Apart from these functional aspects, it lends the entire stadium contemporary look sync with the latest developments in this field. The entire construction of the pavilions up to seating level is in reinforced concrete with brick in-fill walls. The space underneath these seating steps has been effectively utilized for various functions such as changing rooms for players, seating lounges, offices, gymnasium, washrooms and store. With the construction of this ultra-modern stadium the state can now boasts about one of the best sports infrastructures in the country. The importance of the stadium can be judged from the fact that final matches and closing ceremony of the 5th World Kabaddi Cup was held here in December 2014.