Sree Kanteerava Stadium

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Sree Kanteerava Stadium
Kanteerava Outdoor 11.JPG
Location Bengaluru, India
Coordinates 12°58′10.40″N 77°35′36.49″E / 12.9695556°N 77.5934694°E / 12.9695556; 77.5934694
Owner Department of Youth Services & Sports, Karnataka
Capacity 25,810[1]
Construction
Built 1997
General contractor SVEC Constructions Ltd.
Tenants
India national football team

Bengaluru FC (2014–present)
Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium

Sree Kanteerava Stadium, also spelled Sri Kanteerava Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Bengaluru, India. It is used mostly for football matches. It also includes two outdoor rock climbing walls, a running track, a football field and a volleyball court.

It is Bengaluru's main sports stadium and several national level teams hold their training sessions here. The stadium was built on top of an old lake. The Sree Kanteerva athletic track was developed into a pro synthetic track for 1997 national games before which it was a cinder track.

The athletic track will soon be undergoing renovation. This original stadium was constructed through SVEC Constructions Ltd for Rs. 220 million and was completed by 31 May 1997.

Central arena[edit]

The central arena of the stadium consists of an 8-lane 400m synthetic athletic track, along with synthetic surfaced areas for field events like long jump, high jump, triple jump and pole vault. In-side the athletic tracks lies a Football field 100m x 68m in size.

The stadium features many stands, including West Stand and North Stand, South Stand (usually closed off), East Upper and East Lower (away stand).

Entrances[edit]

The stadium contains four large arched entrances leading on to the inner field and lower spectator stands. Eight ramps have been provided in the stadium, taking spectators to the upper stands. Thus in total, 12 gates for spectators serve the stadium.

The stadium is close to the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium and Cubbon Park which makes the area very lively during match nights.

Bengaluru FC[edit]

The stadium currently serves as the home ground of Bengaluru FC, a football team which plays in the Indian Super League.

Bengaluru FC only uses 25,000 seats because of security issues. The south stand is usually closed for league matches and is only opened for bigger matches, like derbies and finals.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sree Kanteerava Stadium". Indian Super League. Retrieved 12 March 2018. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 12°58′11″N 77°35′37″E / 12.969671°N 77.593474°E / 12.969671; 77.593474