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Salt Lake Stadium

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The Salt Lake Stadium or 'Yuva Bharati Krirangan' Stadium of Kolkata located at Bidhannagar, West Bengal.

Salt Lake Stadium is the largest stadium in India and second largest football stadium in the world.

The stadium was established in 1984 and has a current seating capacity of 68,000. It covers an area of 76.40 acres.

It will host the  2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India and would have a seating capacity of about 85,000. 

The roof of the stadium is made of metal tubes and aluminum sheets and concrete. It has electronic scoreboards, elevators, VIP enclosures, peripheral floodlighting arrangement from the roof-top, air-conditioned VIP rest room, conference hall and much more. 

The stadium has its own water arrangements and standby diesel generation sets.

The lighting is uniformly distributed to facilitate night kick-offs. There are special arrangements for TV broadcasting.

The stadium has an unique synthetic track for athletic meets. It has a main football arena measuring 105m x 70m, 

Apart from football games, the stadium also hosts other important athletic events. It has hosted the SAF Games in 1987 and various national athletics events in India. It also hosts different kinds of cultural programs such as dance and music concerts.


Daksha Shah

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