Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium - NorthEast United FC Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: February 25, 2021

Aerial view of Indira Gandhi Stadium

Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium or Sarusajai Stadium as it was previously known is a 25,000 capacity sports venue. Since 2014 it has been home to NorthEast United FC who compete within the newly formed Indian Super League.

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Team:NorthEast United FC
Address: Sarusajai, Guwahati, Assam

Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium History

Designed very much in the outdoors mould to take advantage of India’s warm climate, the stadium is largely uncovered with only the main stand of the stadium receiving coverage from the roof.

Comprised of a single-tier of seating which stretches across all four sides of the pitch, the stadium is essentially bowl-shaped. Capable of accommodating an estimated 35,000 only a fraction of these are seated with the majority of the stands featuring terrace places.

Unusual for a stadium which was constructed in 2007, it appears as if a conversion to all-seating will occur by the Summer of 2017. This is because Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium has been  chosen as one of six Indian venues for the Under 17 Fifa World Cup.

Predominantly used to host the football matches of NorthEast United F.C, Sarusajai Stadium has also hosted International matches of the Indian National Team.

The first such fixture was a friendly against Malaysia on 13th November 2011 which was attended by 20,000 supporters. The game resulted in a 1-1 draw, and subsequent matches have since been arranged.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium?

Indian side NorthEast United FC play their home matches at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium.

What is the capacity of Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium?

As of 2024 Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium has an official seating capacity of 25,000 for Football matches.

When was Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium opened?

Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium officially opened in 2007 and is home to NorthEast United FC

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in 2024. Please visit the official website of NorthEast United FC for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.

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