G. M. C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium
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|Former names||Bhagya Reddy Varma Stadium|
|Location||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Owner||Sports Authority of Telangana state|
|Operator||Sports Authority of Telangana state|
|2003 Afro-Asian Games
2007 Military World Games
See also: Gachibowli Athletic Stadium
It is an ultra modern stadium with 8 line competition synthetic athletic track and 4-lane synthetic practice track. It uses the latest high-mast lighting for day-night events and provides obstruction-free viewing for all spectators. The stadium was named in the memory of G. M. C. Balayogi, an incumbent Speaker of Lok Sabha who died in an air crash but during the agitations in Telangana it was renamed the Bhagya Reddy Varma Stadium in his honor of Bhagya Reddy Varma.
The 2003 Afro-Asian Games were also held in this stadium. In which more than 30,000 people came to watch the opening ceremony.The opening ceremony was about 2 hours and forty minutes with laser show son-et-lumiere. Coordinates:
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