Faisalabad Hockey Stadium

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Faisalabad Hockey Stadium
Lyallpur Hockey Stadium
Full name Faisalabad Hockey Stadium
Location Faisalabad, Pakistan
Owner Pakistan Hockey Federation.
Capacity 36,000[1]
Surface asto trough
Scoreboard Manual
Tenants
Pakistan national field hockey team

The Faisalabad Hockey Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Faisalabad, Pakistan. It is currently used mostly for field hockey matches.

It is located at Susan Road, a major shopping and restaurant area.it is present in heart of city and was built during the golden period of hockey in Pakistan. it provides good facilities to the nursery of Hockey in Pakistan, Gojra, as gojra is present in Faisalabad division. It is spectators friendly venue.

Capicty: it is 3rd largest hockey stadium of Pakistan after Lahore and Karachi having capacity of 36000.

Administration: it is controlled by Pakistan Hockey federation(PHF). PHF also look after the management and other issues of stadium with cooperation of provincial and local governments.

Facilities: it is well equipped stadium. it has flood lights and other training facilities.

Teams: it is home ground of Pakistan national hockey team as well as regional teams. Many national level tournaments such as National hockey championship had been organized here.

History[edit]

In 1985, the then government of Pakistan, decided to make Faisalabad a divisional headquarters and started many uplift projects in the city and the construction of Faisalabad Hockey Stadium began as a part of these projects. The slow progress resulted in a total construction time of more than 10 years and the stadium was opened to the people in 1996.

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Coordinates: 31°25′3″N 73°6′56″E / 31.41750°N 73.11556°E / 31.41750; 73.11556

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