Chhatrasal Stadium

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The Chhatrasal Stadium is a sports stadium in north Delhi. The stadium is famous for its wrestlers, such as Yogeshwar Dutt and Sushil Kumar, who have won medals at Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and numerous world championships. The stadium hosts other sports such as athletics, basketball, archery, football, and kabbaddi.[1][2][3][4]

History[edit]

The stadium is named after Maharaja Chhatrasal whose figure is mounted with black marble near the entry gate. The original stadium was built in early 1980. During the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games it was renovated to new and advanced track.[5] The stadium is directed by Dronacharya awardee, Mahabali Satpal.

The stadium has an approximate capacity of 16,000.

Location[edit]

Chhatrasal Stadium is located within walking distance from Model Town Metro Station and Azad Pur Metro Station. There are 13 entry gates. The stadium is often closed on Sundays while training for various disciplines takes place in morning and evening times.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CHHATRASAL STADIUM". IndianExpress.com. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "chhatrasal stadium : latest news, information, pictures, articles". post.jagran.com. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Get Latest chhatrasal stadium News, Photos, Videos Online on Midday". mid-day.com. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Chhatrasal-Stadium - Latest News on Chhatrasal-Stadium | Read ...". zeenews.india.com. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sheila inaugurates Chhatrasal Stadium for CWG". indiatoday.InToday.in. Retrieved 16 November 2014.