Ambedkar stadium in the morning
|Location||New Delhi, India|
|Owner||Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD)|
|Field size||101.0 M x 67.5 M|
|India national football team
ONGC Football Club (2012–)
The Dr. Ambedkar Stadium is a football stadium in New Delhi, India. The stadium is named in honour of B. R. Ambedkar, the famous dalit leader and chairman of the Indian constituent assembly. It opened in 2007 and has a listed capacity of 20,000. It is currently used for football matches. The stadium has hosted international football finals such as the 2007 Nehru Cup Final and the 2009 Nehru Cup Final.
The stadium is named in honour of B. R. Ambedkar, the famous dalit leader and chairman of the Indian constituent assembly.
In 2007, the stadium was renovated and floodlights were installed. In August 2007 the stadium hosted its first tournament under floodlights, the Nehru Cup International Football Tournament 2007.
At the start of the 2010-11 I-League season Indian Arrows was expected to play its I-League matches at the stadium but due to the stadium owners, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), holding non-sporting events like parties and weddings on the pitch the pitch looked a mess every single day which forced Indian Arrows to play their matches at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Gurgaon.
The India national football team is the main user of the stadium.
The stadium has hosted many football matches in tournaments as well like the Nehru Cup. In 2007 the stadium hosted the 2007 Nehru Cup Final between India and Syria. Then it hosted the 2009 Nehru Cup Final between again India and Syria. Recently, it also hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier match against UAE.
|2007 Nehru Cup Final 29 August 2007||India||1 – 0||Syria||New Delhi|
|Pradeep 44'||Stadium: Ambedkar Stadium
Referee: Sikhrakar Surendra (India)
|2009 Nehru Cup Final 31 August 2009||India||1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
(5 - 4 p)
|Renedy 114'||Report||Diab 120+3'||Stadium: Ambedkar Stadium
Attendance: Approx. 20,000
Referee: Ali Adil (Maldives)
|2014 FIFA WC AFC Qualifier Round2 28 July 2011||India||2 – 2||United Arab Emirates||New Delhi|
|Report||Al Shehhi 39'
|Stadium: Ambedkar Stadium
Referee: Abdul Malik Bashir (Singapore)
- The Times of India (28 June 2011). "Ambedkar stadium to host India's World Cup qualifier". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
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