The foundation stone for the international stadium was laid in Greater Kathgodam area in Gaula par region besides Gaula river by chief minister Harish Rawat on November 9, 2014. Spread over 30 hectare, the stadium will have cricket and football grounds, a track for 800 metre race, a hockey field, badminton courts, a lawn tennis court, a boxing ring and a swimming pool. A hostel for 150 sportsperson will also be built inside the stadium premises. The multi-purpose sports facility is the first of its kind in the hill state. A helidrome with landing space of three helicopters will also be constructed in the international stadium. The helidrome, with the estimated cost of Rs 2.68 crore, will be built by the Uttar Pradesh Development Corporation. The state government is also planning an inter-state bus terminal in the Gaula par area.