Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in New Delhi which is capable of accommodating up to 60,000 per event. Not be confused with the other stadiums named after Jawaharlal Nehru, this one is home to the Delhi Dynamos F.C.
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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi) History
With a capacity of 60,000 for sporting events and slightly over 100,000 for concerts, Jawaharlal Nehru is the fourth largest stadium in India. Multi-purpose by design, the pitch is oval shaped in order to accommodate the three most popular sports in India: Cricket, Athletics and Football.
Constructed to host the 9th edition of the Asian Games, the stadium first opened in 1982 with an initial capacity of 78,000 but has since been reduced in line with modern health and safety regulations.
The most notable renovation to occur in recent times came in preparation of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. As the main venue of the games, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium underwent a complete redesign, and was heavily renovated with a new roof similar to London’s Olympic Stadium.
Named after India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, the stadium shares its name with two other home grounds of the Indian Super League belonging to Chennaiyin and Kerala Blasters FC.
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium hasn’t been favoured as a cricket ground since the early 1990s, and these days is more likely to be used to host football matches. Delhi Dynamos F.C moved into the ground in 2014, and it continues to be used in rotation as one of the home venues for the Indian National Team.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi)?
Indian side Delhi Dynamos FC play their home matches at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi).
What is the capacity of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi)?
As of 2023 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi) has an official seating capacity of 60,000 for Football matches.
When was Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi) opened?
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi) officially opened in 1983 and is home to Delhi Dynamos FC
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi) in 2023. Please visit the official website of Delhi Dynamos FC for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.