Guru Nanak Stadium

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Guru Nanak Stadium
Full name Guru Nanak Stadium
Location Ludhiana, India
Coordinates 30°54′39″N 75°50′42″E / 30.910961°N 75.845082°E / 30.910961; 75.845082
Capacity 15,000[1][2]
Tenants
2001 National Games of India
Minerva Punjab FC

Guru Nanak Stadium is a football stadium in Ludhiana, India. It hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2001 National Games of India. It also hosted JCT FC of the I-League. It has seating capacity of 15,000 spectators.There is a provision of 8 lane synthetic track with a two lane warming up track. The track conforms to international standards for conduct of any national or international meet. It has a well maintained football ground which hosts the Annual National Football League matches.[3][4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Stadium description[edit]

The stadium is located at Gandhi Nagar, Koh - E - Fiza, Ludhiana, Punjab. It is near to Chaura Bazaar , Ludhiana junction and Inter State Bus Terminal of Ludhiana is also few minutes away.

Geo-co-ordinates[edit]

Latitude = 30.9115, Longitude = 75.8448 Lat = 30 degrees, 54.7 minutes North Long = 75 degrees, 50.7 minutes East

Transport[edit]

Bus Stand is near to it. Reaching to bus stand first and then using taxi or hiring a auto rickshaw for the stadium is simplest way to reach stadium. It takes 5 to 10 minutes. Railway Station is on short walking distance Stadium.

Cost[edit]

It has been built at a cost of approx. Rs. 50 crore

Crticism[edit]

After Minerva Punjab FC started playing in the stadium,it got criticised for poor ground quality by the fans and football pundits.

History[edit]

It had the privilege of hosting 31 st National Games in the year 2001, in the newly renovated Guru Nanak Stadium.

Kabaddi[edit]

Stadium is hosting some domestic Kabaddi matches like Canada Kabaddi Cup. It also hosted matches of Kabaddi World Cup.

Date Time Team #1 Result Team #2 Round category
12 April 2010 17:30  Canada 66-22  Italy Third-place playoff Men
12 April 2010 19:30  India 58-24  Pakistan Final Men
20 November 2011 17:15  Pakistan 60-22  Italy Third-place playoff Men
20 November 2011 19:15  India 44-17  England Final Women
20 November 2011 22:15  India 59-25  Canada Final Men
15 December 2012 20:00  India 72-12  Malaysia Final Women
15 December 2012 21:00  India 59-25  Pakistan Final Men
14 December 2013 22:00  India 48-39  Pakistan Final Men

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