The most iconic sports venues to visit in India (Part 2)

Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata

Opened in 1984, the Salt Lake Stadium (also known as Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan) is a multi-purpose stadium, known around the world. It can hold an incredible 85,000 spectators. The stadium has hosted many international tournaments.

For example, the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification, the third South Asia Games, and the 1995 Jawaharlal Nehru International Gold Cup among others.

International players, like Lionel Messi, came on the pitch and Oliver Kahn’s official farewell match for Bayern Munich against Mohun Bagan was played here. This stadium will be the main venue for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup final. If you’re a football fanatic, you should definitely hit this venue to catch FIFA U-17 alive in action.

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi

Perhaps not a specific sports venue, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium hosts cricket, soccer and other sporting events along with a number of entertainment events. Opened in 1983, and named after the first prime minister of India.

It can accommodate nearly 60,000 people (sometimes even 100,000 for special events and concerts). It hosted a number of prestigious events, such as the 1982 Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and the South Asian Games in 2013.

The venue also hosted Amnesty International Human Rights! concert. It was redesigned before 2010 CWG by designers who jointly built China’s Century Lotus Stadium.

The stadium is absolutely beautiful in architecture – the roof is covered with Teflon, has an electronic sound system, a 10-lane aggregate, warm rails and a 150-meter long tunnel built for CWG 2010 opening ceremony. and closing.

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Sports arenas cannot be more iconic and famous than the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which hosts some of the most legendary cricket matches of all time. The most iconic moment was in 2011, when India defeated Sri Lanka to win the World Cup at this stadium.

It also hosted the final test match of Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar, and the match in which six matches were defeated by Ravi Shastri. It certainly doesn’t have more icons than this! It can accommodate 33,108 people and an interesting feature of this stadium is its suspended roof which ensures unobstructed views for the audience.