Talkatora Stadium

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Talkatora stadium
Talkatora stadium, Delhi.jpg
Location India New Delhi
Coordinates 28°37′20.84″N 77°11′34.53″E / 28.6224556°N 77.1929250°E / 28.6224556; 77.1929250Coordinates: 28°37′20.84″N 77°11′34.53″E / 28.6224556°N 77.1929250°E / 28.6224556; 77.1929250

Talkatora Indoor Stadium (Hindi: तालकटोरा स्टेडियम) is an indoor stadium located in New Delhi, India.[1] The stadium has a capacity of 3035 people. The stadium is owned and managed by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).[2]


It is named after a Mughal-era garden, known as Talkatora Gardens. A tal (tank) situated at the west side of the garden, is surrounded by hilly ground (part of the Delhi ridge, forms a katora, bowl-shaped natural depression), which gives the place its name.[3]

Upgraded Talkatora Indoor Stadium was inaugurated on 25 February 2010. The stadium is a unique piece of architecture with an elegant look. The stadium was a venue for the 2010 Commonwealth Games for the event of boxing. There was a star night to raise funds for the Kargil War relief fund.[4] During November 1978, Leftists organized a national delegate session here which was attended by more than 7,000 trade union delegates.[5]


The stadium has one competition ring and four warm-up areas. The stadium has a tunnel to facilitate movement of the athletes from the Facility Block to the main stadium. The stadium has been connected to a tunnel which is used by the athletes, it has multiple facilities which include acoustic ceiling of dome, scoreboard, video screens and sports lighting. A number of environment-friendly material and energy-efficient devices have been used in this block to make it a green building.

Inner side of Talkatora stadium


  1. ^ India. R.I.C. Publications, 2010. p. 101. ISBN 978-1741269116. 
  2. ^ "Talkatora Indoor Stadium" (PDF). NDMC. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  3. ^ "Mughal-era link to swanky stadium campus in heart of capital". Hindustan Times. March 30, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  4. ^ English Core. Rachna Sagar. ISBN 978-8181372307. 
  5. ^ Ghosh, Arjun. Theatre of the streets. Sudhanva Deshpande, Jana Natya Manch (Jana Nāṭya Mañca). 

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