Important Stadiums and Grounds

India has an abundance of sports like famous guli danda to the International cricket, football, hockey, etc. Though cricket is considered to be the heartbeat and second religion of the nation but hockey is also very popular game in India along with football. Apart from these games, India is home for second largest football stadium in the world named as Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. There are many multipurpose stadiums in India to cater to all kinds of sports-loving people and to boost the other Olympic sports.

A stadium is a place or venue for outdoor sports, concerts, or other events and is either partly or completely surrounded by a tiered structure designed seats for spectators who come to watch the games. Stadiums of any country reveal the degree of importance and dedication towards the sports community of the nation and which it adds to the culture of sports. India has numerous world-class stadiums through which it hosts numerous national as well as international sports fixtures.

 

Important Trivia for Stadiums in India

  1. Motera Stadium also known as the Sardar Valabhbhai Patel Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in India. It is also the largest in the world in terms of seating capacity of 110,000.
  2. Eden Gardens is the oldest stadium in India. It was established in 1864.
  3. The Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata is the largest football stadium in India. Also, It is the second-largest football stadium in the world with a seating capacity of 1,20,000 people.
  4. The Buddh International Circuit, located in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh is the sole Formula 1 racing track in India.
  5. Chidambaram Stadium is a cricket stadium most commonly known as Chepauk, was established in 1916 and it is the oldest continuously used cricket stadium in the country.
  6. Brabourne Stadium was the venue for the first Twenty20 International played in India in 2007.
  7. The Wankhede stadium has been host to numerous high-profile cricket matches in the past, most notable being the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final.
  8. The Bombay Gymkhana ground hosted the first ever Test in India, in 1933–34 against England.
  9. Reliance Stadium or Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd Sports Complex Ground also known as the IPCL Ground is located in Vadodara, Gujarat.
  10. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium is situated at an altitude of 1,457 m above the sea level and has the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains in the background.

 

List of Important Stadiums in India

NameLocationType
Wankhede StadiumMumbai, MaharashtraCricket
Motera StadiumAhmedabad, GujaratCricket
Feroz Shah Kotla GroundDelhiCricket
M.A. Chidambaram StadiumChennai, Tamil NaduCricket
Eden GardensKolkata, West BengalCricket
Gymkhana GroundMumbai, MaharashtraCricket
Jsca StadiumRanchi, JharkhandCricket
Subrata Roy Sahara StadiumPune, MaharashtraCricket
Rajiv Gandhi International StadiumHyderabad, TelanganaCricket
Barkatullah Khan StadiumJodhpur, RajasthanCricket
Indira Priyadarshini StadiumVisakhapatnam, Andhra PradeshCricket
Roop Singh StadiumGwalior, Madhya PradeshCricket
Moti Bagh StadiumVadodara, GujaratCricket
Sher-I-Kashmir StadiumSrinagar, Jammu & KashmirCricket
Sawai Mani Singh StadiumJaipur, RajasthanCricket
Gandhi Sports Complex GroundAmritsar, PunjabCricket
Barabati StadiumCuttack, OdissaCricket
M. Chinnasawami StadiumBangalore, KarnatakaCricket
Brabourne StadiumMumbai, MaharashtraCricket
Dadaji Kondadev StadiumThane, MaharashtraCricket
HPCA stadiumDharamshala,Himachal PradeshCricket
Khanderi Cricket stadiumRajkot, GujaratCricket
New VCA stadiumNagpur, MaharashtraCricket
Apca-Vdca stadiumVisakhapatnam, AndhraPradeshCricket
Maharani Usharaje Trust
Cricket GroundIndore, Madhya PradeshCricket
IPCL Sport ComplexVadodara, GujaratCricket
Madhav Rao SC India GroundRajkot, GujaratCricket
Sector 16 StadiumChandigarhCricket
Green Park StadiumKanpur, Uttar PradeshCricket
Burlton Park or Gandhi stadiumJalandhar, PunjabCricket
Greater Noida Cricket StadiumUttar PradeshCricket
Lal Bahadur Shastri StadiumTelanganaCricket and Football
Guru Nanak StadiumLudhiana, PunjabFootball
Fatorda Stadium Margao,GoaFootball & Cricket
Dr. D.Y. Patil stadiumNavi Mumbai,MaharashtraFootball & Cricket
Birsa Munda StadiumRanchi, JharkhandHockey
Dhyan Chand Astroturf StadiumLucknow, Uttar PradeshHockey
Dilip Tirkey stadiumRourkela, OdishaHockey
Mahindra Hockey StadiumMumbai, MaharashtraHockey
K.D. Singh Babu StadiumLucknow, Uttar PradeshMultipurpose
Nehru StadiumPune, MaharashtraMultipurpose
Keenan StadiumJamshedpur, JharkhandMultipurpose
Guru Gobind Singh StadiumJalandhar, PunjabMultipurpose
Fort MaidanPalakkad, KeralaMultipurpose
Kalinga StadiumBhubaneswar, OdishaMultipurpose
Salt Lake StadiumKolkata, West BengalMultipurpose
University StadiumThiruvananthapuram,KeralaMultipurpose
Jawahar Lal Nehru StadiumKochi, KeralaMultipurpose
Dr shyama Prasad Mukherjee
Indoor stadiumTaleigao, GoaVolleyball and Basketball