Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi)

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Last Updated: September 23, 2015

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Exterior of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Stadium Overview

Team: Delhi Dynamos FC

Address: Delhi

Capacity: 60,000

Opened: 1983

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.

Stadium Guide

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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Last Updated: September 23, 2015

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