Stadiums in Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
New Delhi -110003
The 4th largest multi-purpose stadium in India, the JLN stadium hosts football and other athletic events. It was established in 1982 to host the 9th Asian games. Since then, there has been no looking back. The stadium played host to 1989 Asian championships in athletics and recently, to the 2010 Commonwealth games. JLN stadium has also hosted many important national and international concerts in the past. Artists like Bruce Springsteen, Late Pandit Ravi Shankar, have performed here.
This magnificent stadium is also a home stadium of the Indian National Football team.
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium
This air conditioned stadium was the venue for the first Asian Games held in 1951. The National stadium, as it is popularly called, is a field hockey stadium which was gift for Delhi from the Maharaja of Bhavnagar. The stadium was built in 1933 and has been named after the legendary Indian hockey player Major Dhyan Chand.
Capacity : 20,000 spectators
Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium
Delhi's madness and love for cricket is always evident whenever the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium serves as a venue for a cricket match. The Indian National Cricket Team has been undefeated since the last 20 years in a test game format at this ground. The stadium is known for the unmatched support of the audience here, which creates a scintillating atmosphere. Feroz Shah Kotla is an international cricket stadium and is the second oldest cricket stadium in the country. It was built in 1883 and has been the venue for Cricket World Cup in 1987, 1996 and 2011.
Capacity : 50,000 spectators
Ambedkar stadium was established recently in 2007 and has hosted international football matches of Nehru Cup. This world class stadium is equipped wit flood lights, running tracks and other basic facilities like that of parking, a gymnasium, etc. It is named after the well known anthropologist, economist and the chief designer of the Indian constitution, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar.
Capacity : 20,000 spectators
Hockey and athletics are the main sports played here. The stadium was built in 1971 and was recently renovated for the 2010 Commonwealth games.
Capacity : 9,400 spectators
Talkatora Indoor Stadium
near Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, New Delhi - 110001
The Talkatora stadium houses two indoor stadiums, one for boxing and another for swimming (also known as the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Pool). The stadium boasts of state of the art infrastructure and the environment friendly devices used in it. It served as the host for 2010 Commonwealth games for the boxing event. The stadium's swimming pool has world class facilities and budding swimmers are also trained here.
Capacity : Around 3,000 spectators
Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium
Inner Ring road, New Delhi - 110002
The Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, also known as the Indira Gandhi Arena is touted as the biggest indoor stadium in the country. With the latest HDTV transmission, green building features, water conservation features, it is the largest covered, air conditioned stadium in the country. The highlight of the stadium is the new Velodrome which was installed during renovation work for the 2010 Commonwealth games. The three floored stadium hosts athletic events.
Capacity : Around 15,000 spectators