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Sports Stadiums in Delhi

 

 

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium of Delhi is situated near C.G.O. Complex in the Lodhi Road area. Built by the Government of India in the year 1982, it has been serving as an all-purpose sports ground. Apart from the sports events like football (soccer) matches, etc, the Delhi Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium also hosts entertainment events. A number of concerts by the famous musicians, singers and other performers have been held here in the past.

The seating capacity of the stadium allows for 75,000 seats for football games, approximately 100,000 for other athletic events and nearly 130,000 for concerts. The Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium of New Delhi also serves as venue for the headquarter offices of the Indian Olympic Committee. Infact, the ninth India Asian Games were hosted by India at this stadium only. One of the recent feats of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is that it will be hosting the forthcoming 2010 Commonwealth Games in India

 

 

Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium

Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium of Delhi is situated on Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg. Built in the year 1883, it hosted its first test match in the year 1948, when India played against West Indies. Thereafter, the first One Day International (ODI) was held here in the year 1982, in which India played against Sri Lanka. Delhi Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium got its name from the Emperor Feroz Shah Tughlaq, who ruled over the city from 1351 to 1388.

The stadium has witnessed some of the most memorable and record-breaking feats in the history of Indian cricket. For ex, Hemu Adhikari and Ghulam Ahmed, of Indian team, created a record for tenth wicket partnership for 109 runs here, against Pakistan. Ferozshah Kotla Stadium of New Delhi was also the venue of the game against Pakistan, in which Anil Kumble of India took the entire 10 wickets, single handedly. This stadium has witnessed many more feats till date.

 

 

Dhyan Chand National Stadium

Dhyan Chand National Stadium commonly known by its former name, National Stadium is a field hockey stadium at NewDelhi, India. It originally held 25,000 people. It is named after former Indian field hockey player, Dhyan Chand. It served as the venue for the 1st Asian Games in 1951.

The stadium was built in 1933 as a gift for Delhi from the Maharaja of Bhavnagar. It was originally multipurpose stadium and named as Irwin Amphitheatre. It was designed by Anthony S. DeMillo and opened by Lord Willingdon. As per the original plans of architect of New Delhi Edwin Lutyens there was to be garden at the site, to provid a clear view of the historic Purana Quila (Old Fort) in the backdrop, as it lay perpendicular to the axis beginning from Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s House) through Rajpath and ending at the India Gate. His plans were however over ruled. It was renamed National Stadium before the 1951 Asian Games. Dhyan Chand’s name was added in 2002.

 

 

Talkatora Indoor Stadium

The Talkatora Indoor Stadium is strategically located in Willingdon Crescent Road in Central Delhi. It was recently upgraded and re-inaugurated on 25th February 2010 showcasing a new and vibrant look during the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The stadium connects to a tunnel which was used by the athletes and is equipped with facilities that include an acoustic domed ceiling, video screens, scoreboard and sports lighting. All the materials that were used to re-do this Stadium are environment-friendly and devices are energy-efficient transforming the stadium into an eco-sensitive and green arena.

Facilities within the Talkatora Stadium include one Competition Arena, competition ring with four warm-up areas and a seating capacity for over 3035 audiences. It also offers all the facilities apt for a modern sports complex including an indoor sports stadium that is popular for hosting games like basketball and table tennis. The stadium is also popular as a practicing ground for people from all walks of life and of all ages including Sportspersons residing in the Capital city. The stadium also served as one of the venues that hosted several sports events during the 2010 Commonwealth Games. It hosted the Delhi 2010 Boxing event.

 

 

Delhi University Rugby Stadium

The Delhi University Stadiumis Rugby 7s stadium, situated within the North Campus of Delhi University. Spread over 10,000 sq. mtr., the stadium has a seating capacity of 2,500 permanent and 7,500 temporary seats. The construction work began in 2008 and it was inaugurated in July 2010, ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games , and also includes training area for Netball, Boxing, Women’s Wrestling and Athletics.

After the games the stadium was handed over to the university by Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee, there after in 2011, the university initiated an extensive upgradation plan, to create a multi-purpose arena with both outdoor and indoor facilities., after its completion the university students could access its facilities in late 2011.

Inaugurated on 15 July 2010, Delhi University Stadium hosted Rugby Sevens for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The stadium, spread over an area of 10,000 metres, also served as the training venue for Netball, Boxing, Women’s Wrestling and Athletics during the Games. The stadium has features like auto-sprinkling technology, underground drainage system, ozone system for air-freshening, a low power consuming air-conditioning system and natural grass.

 

 

Khazan Singh Swimming Academy

Khazan Singh Swimming Academy with Olympic sized pool is on the Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg near Kendriya Vidyalaya, JNU. Contributed by the Indian swimming star Khazan Singh, this Swimming Acedemy was designed both for the professional swimmers and water sports enthusiasts. The well equipped up pool is safe enough for all age group swimming lovers and hygiene here is given the top most priority. Allowing all to swim in here it is open in morning and as well as in evening. So come, cover yourself in swim suit and take pleasure of swimming in this hot and burning summer. Non-experienced swimmers here can get trained through a team of coaches and professional swimmers while the others can come and swim for leisure. First month charges are Rs. 1500 for availing the training program while Rs. 1000 for trained swimmers. Thereafter, all have to pay just Rs. 800.

 

 

Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium

Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium of Delhi is situated in the Indraprastha Estate in the eastern part of the city. Built in the year 1982 to host the indoor sports events of the Asiad Games, it is spread over an area of 102 acres. From the time Delhi Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium was constructed, it has undergone numerous renovations and restorations. The stadium has been divided two equal halves by a soundproof and fireproof synthetics wall.

The facilities at the Indra Gandhi Indoor Stadium of New Delhi include a fully air-conditioned main indoor arena with a seating capacity of 25,000 persons. Also, the stadium is well equipped with intricate audio and lighting systems, making it adequate for colored television transmission. One of the most recent feats of the stadium is that it has been selected to host the Netball Competitions of Commonwealth Games 2010.

 

 

Delhi Golf Club

The Delhi Golf Club is one of the oldest golf-courses in Asia and the oldest one in Delhi. It was founded in the 1920s as the Lodhi Club and is located at Dr. Zakir Hussain Road in Nizamuddin.

The Delhi Golf course is also a sanctuary for over 3OO species of birds, and the golfer is often startled by the rain dance of the colourful peacock or the scurrying of a partridge. Planted with a variety of over 200 trees, the Delhi course is the most lush in the country, and its sandy loam has produced a rich turf good for the exacting fairway shots.

The 6,972 yards, par 72, 18 hole golf course was redesigned by Peter Thompson in 1977-’78 and got a major fillip when it was chosen to host the first ever golf tournament at the Asian Games in 1982.

 

 

Chhatrasal Stadium

Chhatrasal Stadium is a nationwide famous stadium. It is known for its world class sports facilities. It has sports facilities for both indoor and outdoor games. Indoor facilities include Gym/ Fitness, Aerobics, Billiards/ Snooker, Table Tennis, Judo, Taekwondo, Chess and Carom. Outdoor facilities include Athletics, Football, Archery, Wrestling, and Yoga. Synthetic Athletic Track here is of 400 X 8 meter.

It had started gaining popularity in 1982 with Asian games. Athletics practice for Commonwealth Games 2010 was also done in Chhatrasal Stadium. All the athletes across the world had praised the stadium during Commonwealth Games 2010. it was renovated for games in 2010 and apporx. Rs. 70 crores were spent for this purpose. Now the stadium has world class facilities in it. It also has a physiotherapy center and a medical room. Two separate lounges are present for males and females. Cafeteria and security centre is also present there.

Chhatrasal Stadium has GT road on one side and Ring road on another side. It is just 2 kms. away from Delhi university North Campus. If you want to reach there by metro, then you can drop at Azadpur metro station or Model Town metro station.

 

 

Ambedkar Stadium

Ambedkar Stadium is a stadium in New Delhi, India. The stadium is named in honour of B. R. Ambedkar, the famous dalit leader and chairman of the Indian constituent assembly. It opened in 2007 and has a listed capacity of 20,000. It is currently used for football matches. The stadium has hosted international football finals such as the 2007 Nehru Cup Final and the 2009 Nehru Cup Final.The stadium is named in honour of B. R. Ambedkar, the famous dalit leader and chairman of the Indian constituent assembly.

The nearest Delhi Metro Station is Pragati Maidan Metro Station situated approximately 2 Kms or 4 minutes by car from the Stadium. This place is also accessible by road via hired Taxi cabs, Public Buses and Auto Rickshaws.

 

 

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