The Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan or well known by its community name Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata happens to be the largest football stadium in India. With a capacity of 85,000 spectators, the stadium on India’s east coast is bigger than multiple European champions Real Madrid and Manchester United.
List of largest football stadiums in India
|NS||football stadium in india||Location|
|1||Salt Lake Stadium||Kolkata|
|2||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||New Delhi|
|3||Bombay Football Arena||Bombay|
|4||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||Cochin|
|5||Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex||Pune|
|6||Sree Kanteerava Stadium||bangalore|
|seven||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||Chennai|
|8||Fatorda Football Stadium||Goa|
|9||JRD Tata sports complex||Jamshedpur|
|ten||Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium||Guwahati|
Indian Football Team, SC East Bengal, Mohammedan SC, ATK Mohun Bagan and United SC.
12th largest football stadium in the world
Salt Lake Stadium is the 12th largest football stadium in the world and one of the most famous sports arenas in India. The stadium also happens to be the fourth largest football venue in Asia, as only the Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur and the iconic Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar are the tallest than Indian site.
The stadium’s record attendance was recorded in 1997 when 131,781 spectators watched the Federation Cup semi-final between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.
Salt Lake Stadium was the biggest sports venue in India, before the construction of Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The venue is now the second largest sports arena in India and has also hosted athletics in the past.
Salt Lake Stadium Features
The stadium has an Astroturf (artificial turf) surface and spreads over a vast area of over 76 acres, with a pitch measuring 107*70 meters. It is easily fitted with floodlights across the pitch to ensure proper lighting conditions for matches taking place at night.
There are over 600 lights illuminating Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata). It also includes electronically lit scoreboards with over 36,000 light bulbs, air-conditioned VIP boxes, commentary boxes, player restrooms and locker rooms, a dormitory, training grounds and a back-up facility.
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