Largest Football Stadium in India
Updated on: Sep 13, 2022 7:20 pm IST
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 setting capacity of 85,000 spectators, stadium situated on the East Coast of India is bigger than that multiple time European Champions Real Madrid and Manchester United.
List of Largest Football Stadium in India
|S.N||Football stadium in India||Location|
|1||Salt Lake Stadium||Kolkata|
|2||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||New Delhi|
|3||Mumbai Football Arena||Mumbai|
|4||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||Kochi|
|5||Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex||Pune|
|6||Sree Kanteerava Stadium||Bengaluru|
|7||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||Chennai|
|8||Fatorda Football Stadium||Goa|
|9||JRD Tata Sports Complex||Jamshedpur|
|10||Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium||Guwahati|
Indian Football Team, SC East Bengal, Mohammedan SC, ATK Mohun Bagan, and United SC.
12th Largest Football Stadium in the world
The Salt Lake stadium is the 12th largest football stadium in the World and is one of the famous sporting arenas in India. The stadium also happens to be the fourth largest football venue in Asia as only Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in Pyongyang, Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur and Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Qatar happen to be the bigger than the Indian venue.
The stadium’s record attendance was recorded in 1997 when 131,781 spectators watched the Federation Cup semifinal between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.
The Salt Lake stadium was the largest sporting venue in India, before the construction of the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The venue is now second largest sports arena in India and has also hosted Athletics in past.
Features of the Salt Lake Stadium
The Stadium features an Astroturf (artificial turf) surface, and it is spread out over an expansive area of more than 76 acres, with a field measuring 107*70 meters in size. It is readily equipped with flood lights across the field in order to ensure proper lighting conditions for matches that are held during the night.
There are more than 600 lights that brighten up the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata). It also features electronically illuminated scoreboards with more than 36000 bulbs, air-conditioned VIP boxes, commentary boxes, restrooms and dressing rooms for players, a dormitory, practice grounds and power backup facility.