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
- 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.
- Eden Gardens is the oldest stadium in India. It was established in 1864.
- 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.
- The Buddh International Circuit, located in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh is the sole Formula 1 racing track in India.
- 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.
- Brabourne Stadium was the venue for the first Twenty20 International played in India in 2007.
- The Wankhede stadium has been host to numerous high-profile cricket matches in the past, most notable being the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final.
- The Bombay Gymkhana ground hosted the first ever Test in India, in 1933–34 against England.
- Reliance Stadium or Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd Sports Complex Ground also known as the IPCL Ground is located in Vadodara, Gujarat.
- 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
|Wankhede Stadium||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Cricket|
|Motera Stadium||Ahmedabad, Gujarat||Cricket|
|Feroz Shah Kotla Ground||Delhi||Cricket|
|M.A. Chidambaram Stadium||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||Cricket|
|Eden Gardens||Kolkata, West Bengal||Cricket|
|Gymkhana Ground||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Cricket|
|Jsca Stadium||Ranchi, Jharkhand||Cricket|
|Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium||Pune, Maharashtra||Cricket|
|Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium||Hyderabad, Telangana||Cricket|
|Barkatullah Khan Stadium||Jodhpur, Rajasthan||Cricket|
|Indira Priyadarshini Stadium||Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh||Cricket|
|Roop Singh Stadium||Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh||Cricket|
|Moti Bagh Stadium||Vadodara, Gujarat||Cricket|
|Sher-I-Kashmir Stadium||Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir||Cricket|
|Sawai Mani Singh Stadium||Jaipur, Rajasthan||Cricket|
|Gandhi Sports Complex Ground||Amritsar, Punjab||Cricket|
|Barabati Stadium||Cuttack, Odissa||Cricket|
|M. Chinnasawami Stadium||Bangalore, Karnataka||Cricket|
|Brabourne Stadium||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Cricket|
|Dadaji Kondadev Stadium||Thane, Maharashtra||Cricket|
|HPCA stadium||Dharamshala,Himachal Pradesh||Cricket|
|Khanderi Cricket stadium||Rajkot, Gujarat||Cricket|
|New VCA stadium||Nagpur, Maharashtra||Cricket|
|Apca-Vdca stadium||Visakhapatnam, AndhraPradesh||Cricket|
|Maharani Usharaje Trust|
|Cricket Ground||Indore, Madhya Pradesh||Cricket|
|IPCL Sport Complex||Vadodara, Gujarat||Cricket|
|Madhav Rao SC India Ground||Rajkot, Gujarat||Cricket|
|Sector 16 Stadium||Chandigarh||Cricket|
|Green Park Stadium||Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh||Cricket|
|Burlton Park or Gandhi stadium||Jalandhar, Punjab||Cricket|
|Greater Noida Cricket Stadium||Uttar Pradesh||Cricket|
|Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium||Telangana||Cricket and Football|
|Guru Nanak Stadium||Ludhiana, Punjab||Football|
|Fatorda Stadium Margao,||Goa||Football & Cricket|
|Dr. D.Y. Patil stadium||Navi Mumbai,Maharashtra||Football & Cricket|
|Birsa Munda Stadium||Ranchi, Jharkhand||Hockey|
|Dhyan Chand Astroturf Stadium||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh||Hockey|
|Dilip Tirkey stadium||Rourkela, Odisha||Hockey|
|Mahindra Hockey Stadium||Mumbai, Maharashtra||Hockey|
|K.D. Singh Babu Stadium||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh||Multipurpose|
|Nehru Stadium||Pune, Maharashtra||Multipurpose|
|Keenan Stadium||Jamshedpur, Jharkhand||Multipurpose|
|Guru Gobind Singh Stadium||Jalandhar, Punjab||Multipurpose|
|Fort Maidan||Palakkad, Kerala||Multipurpose|
|Kalinga Stadium||Bhubaneswar, Odisha||Multipurpose|
|Salt Lake Stadium||Kolkata, West Bengal||Multipurpose|
|Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium||Kochi, Kerala||Multipurpose|
|Dr shyama Prasad Mukherjee|
|Indoor stadium||Taleigao, Goa||Volleyball and Basketball|