SGA's third prize winning scheme provided an effective solution to the roof of the stadium
With the upcoming Asian Games of 1982, the city went into a building frenzy that also lifted the economic climate for the country. At a scale much grander than the 1951 games held here, impressive new structures were proposed that would change the very structure of the city.
The Asian Games of 1982 followed a rather tumultous late 1970s. The commitment to host the games and the urgency of necessary preparations still to be made had to be reminded to the Morarji Desai led Janata Party government through a memorandum in the Parliament. "When Indira Gandhi’s Congress party returned to power, it set up its own committee called the Asian Games Special Organising Committee (AGSOC) under Buta Singh. That was some quick politics behind the organisation of the Asian Games of 1982. The Congress party proved a point – the Asian Games was too important an event to be left in the hands of others. So why allow them to take credit for holding the event?" (source: Datta, K. (2012). How the 1982 Asian games changed Delhi. Available: http://www.businessandeconomy.org/16022012/storyd.asp?sid=6763&pageno=1. Last accessed 25th October 2014.) During this time, several architectural competitions for the various structures to be built in the city were held. SGA won a third prize award for the Talkatora Stadium.