State-wise List of Important Stadiums in India

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There are different kinds of sports played in India. They all are significant in their own way be it cricket or kabaddi. India has always used sport to unite the population of the country. Cricket is the most famous sport in India with hockey being the national sport. There are several stadiums attributed to boost Indian sports. They are spread across various states of the country. Both international and national events take place every year in these stadiums. Here is a list of some famous stadiums in India.

Stadiums in India

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List of Stadiums in India

1. Sardar Patel Stadium

It came into being in 1983. It is a cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This stadium is the largest cricket stadium in India and World. It comes under the Gujarat Cricket Association. It is famous for the Namaste Trump event which took place for US President Donald Trump in February 2020. Major cricket matches including Cricket World Cup 1987, 1996, and 2011 took place here.

2. Eden Gardens

It came into existence in 1864 and is the oldest cricket stadium in India. It is in Kolkata, West Bengal. This stadium comes under the Cricket Association of Bengal. It is famous for hosting Cricket World Cup matches including ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup for many years. The first-ever day/night test match in India took place here in November 2019. It is also the second-largest stadium in India.

3. Wankhede Stadium

It came into being in 1975 and is one of the prominent stadiums in the World. It is in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This stadium comes under Mumbai Cricket Association. Many high profile cricket matches are played here including World Cups, ODI, and Test Matches. But it is mainly famous for the 2011 World Cup where India won against Sri Lanka. India then became the only country to win this tournament on home soil.

4. D Y Patil Stadium

It came into being in 2008 and is in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is technically a football ground but many IPL matches are played here. This stadium comes under Dr. D. Y. Patil Sports Academy. Many popular tournaments including ODI, Test Matches and FIFA World Cup took place here. It is also famous for hosting Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour Concert and One Plus Music Festival in India.

5. Netaji Indoor Stadium

It came into being in 1975 and serves a multi-purpose stadium. This stadium is in Kolkata, Bengal. It comes under the Governor of West Bengal. Events like the Sunfeast Open, a WTA Tour tennis tournament, and 1981 Asian Basketball Championship took place here. It is also the centre for counting votes during state elections.

6. MA Chidambaram Stadium

This Cricket Stadium came into being in 1916 and is the second oldest stadium in India. It is in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and comes under Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. Tournaments like ODI, Test Matches, and T20 take place here quite regularly. It is mainly famous for hosting the first-ever Ranji Trophy match in 1936.

7. Sawai Mansingh Stadium

It came into being in 1969 and serves as a cricket stadium. It is in Jaipur, Rajasthan and comes under Rajasthan Cricket Association. Tournaments like 1987 & 1996 Cricket World Cup, 2006 Women’s Asia Cup, and 2006 ICC Champions Trophy took place here. It is mainly famous for the 1987 Test Match between India and Pakistan.

8. Kalinga Stadium

It came into being in 1978 and serves as one of the largest multipurpose stadiums in India. It is in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, and comes under the Government of Odisha. This stadium has seen many international events including Asian Athletics Championships, Women’s Gold Football Cup, 2020 Men’s FIH Pro League, Men’s Hockey World Cup’ 18, Asia Rugby Women Championship, and India F1 Futures’ 18.

9. Kari Motors Speedway

It came into being in 2003 and is one of the longest racing tracks in India. It is in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, and comes under the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India. Major events like JK Tyre National Racing Championship, Indian Touring Car National Championship, MRF Formula 1600 Series, Formula LGB, and Volkswagen Vento Cup took place here. But it is mainly famous for hosting FFS India 2017.

10. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Delhi

It came into being in 1982 and serves as the primary venue for Football and Athletic events. It is in Delhi, NCR region, and comes under the Sports Authority of India. This stadium was the main venue for Commonwealth Games 2010 and the All Asian Athletics Championship. Other events like the 2011 South Asian Football Federation Cup, The 2011 SAFF Cup, and Nehru Cup 2010 took place here.

These were some of the famous Stadiums in India. But for competitive exams like UPSC, you need to know more. Here is a list of stadiums in India with their location, sport, and major events.

List of Stadiums In India –

Name of the Stadium Location Sport Major Events
1 Buddh International Circuit Greater Noida, UP Auto Racing
  • Formula One
  • Indian Grand Prix
  • Championship by Tata Motors
  • JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing 
2 Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana International Stadium Lucknow, UP Cricket
  • Twenty20 International
  • Duleep Trophy 2017-18
  • Test Match 2019
  • ODI Match 2019
3 Dr. Akhilesh Das Stadium Lucknow, UP Multi use
  • IPL
  • Ranji Matches
4 Major Dhyanchand Hockey Stadium Lucknow, UP Hockey 
  • Hockey India League franchise
5 K. D. Singh Babu Stadium Lucknow, UP Multi use
  • District Football League
6 Dr Sampurnanand Stadium Varanasi, UP Multi use 
  • Ranji Trophy matches
7 Saifai International Stadium Saifai, UP Cricket
  • Indian Gramin Cricket League
8 Green Park Stadium Kanpur, UP Cricket
  • 1987 Cricket World Cup Group B
  • Nehru Cup 1989
  • Wills World Series
9 Sardar Patel Stadium Ahmedabad, Gujarat Cricket
  • Test Matches
  • ODI Matches
  • World Cup 
  • T20 matches
10 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium Ahmedabad, Gujarat Cricket 
  • First women’s Test, 1984
  • Last women’s Test, 1985
  • First ODI, 1981
11 CB Patel International Stadium Surat, Gujarat Cricket 
  • University Matches
12 Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium Rajkot, Gujarat Crickey
  • Twenty20 Internationals
  • One Day Internationals
  • Test Matches
13 The Arena Ahmedabad, Gujarat Multi Purpose
  • 2016 Kabaddi World Cup
  • 2017 Asian Cup Table Tennis
  • 2020 FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • Mission XI Million
14 Moti Bagh Stadium Baroda, Gujarat Cricket
  • One Day Internationals
15 IPCL Sports Complex Ground Baroda, Gujarat Cricket
  • One Day Internationals
16 Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground Rajkot, Gujarat Cricket
  • One Day Internationals
17 Salt Lake Stadium Kolkata, 

West Bengal

Football

Athletics

  • Jawaharlal Nehru International Gold Cup 
  • Indian Super League
  • FIFA World Cup qualification 
18 Eden Gardens Kolkata, 

West Bengal

Cricket 
  • 1987 ICC Cricket World Cup
  • 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
  • 2016 ICC World Twenty20
  • ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup
19 Kanchenjunga Stadium Siliguri, 

West Bengal

Cricket Football
  • Ranji Trophy Cricket
  • Federation Cup 2012
  • SAFF Women’s Championship
20 East Bengal Ground Kolkata,

West Bengal

Football
  • Calcutta Football League
  • IFA Shield
21 Kalyani Stadium Kalyani, 

West Bengal

Football 
  • Durand Cup 2019
  • IFA Shield
  • Santosh Trophy 2019
  • SAFF U-15 Championship
  • Calcutta Football League
22 Mohun Bagan Ground Kolkata, 

West Bengal

Football 
  • 1978 IFA Shield final
  • National Football Leagues
23 Rabindra Sarobar Stadium Kolkata, 

West Bengal

Football

Athletics 

  • Calcutta Football League
  • Indian Super League
  • National Super League
24 Mohammedan Sporting Ground Kolkata, 

West Bengal

Football 
  • University Matches 
25 Jadavpur Stadium Kolkata, 

West Bengal

Football 
  • Calcutta Football League 
  • University and School Grounds
26 Netaji Indoor Stadium Kolkata, 

West Bengal

Indoor Sports
  • Asian Basketball Championship
  • WTA Tour Tennis
  • Pro Kabaddi
27 Mela Ground Kalimpong, 

West Bengal

Football
  • Local Football Matches
28 EMS Stadium Kozhikode, 

Kerala

Football 
  • 1987 Nehru Cup
  • Sait Nagjee Football Tournament
  • National Games
29 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Kochi, Kerala Cricket

Football

  • IPL
  • FIFA World Cup
  • ODI
  • Indian Super League
30 Greenfield International Stadium Kerala Sports Complex
  • T20I
  • 2015 SAFF championship
  • ODI
31 Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium Kollam, Kerala Football

Athletics 

  • Santosh Trophy Football Matches
  • Ranji Matches
32 Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium Kerala Football

Athletics 

  • University Matches
33 Maharaja’s College Stadium Kochi, Kerala Athletics

Football 

  • 1960 AFC Asian Cup
  • National School Athletic Championship
34 Thrissur Municipal Corporation Stadium Thrissur, Kerala Football 
  • I-League 2nd Division
  • Kerala Premier League
  • Santosh Trophy
  • Federation Cup
35 Calicut Medical College Stadium Kozhikode, Kerala  Football
  • Kerala Premier League 
  • I-League 2nd Division
36 Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium Kochi, Kerala Multi use
  • Cultural Events
37 Fort Maidan Palakkad, Kerala Multi use
  • First class cricket
38 Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Hyderabad, 

Telangana 

Cricket 
  • Twenty20 Internationals
  • One Day Internationals
  • Test Matches
39 G. M. C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium Hyderabad, 

Telangana

Athletics 

Cricket 

  • 2003 Afro-Asian Games
  • 2007 Military World Games
40 Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium Hyderabad, 

Telangana

Football 

Cricket 

  • One Day Internationals
  • Test Matches
41 Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy Indoor Stadium Hyderabad, Telangana  Indoor Sports
  • Roller Skating Championships
42 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Delhi  Athletics Football 
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • 2011 South Asian Football Federation 
  • Indian Super League
  • 2012 Nehru Cup
43 Arun Jaitley Stadium Delhi  Cricket 
  • Indian Premier League
  • ODI
  • Test Matches
44 Ambedkar Stadium Delhi  Football 
  • Nehru Cup IFT 2007
45 Dhyan Chand National Stadium Delhi  Hockey 
  • 2010 Men’s Hockey World Cup
  • 2010 CommonWealth Games
46 Chhatrasal Stadium Delhi  Multi use
  • Local events 
47 Indira Gandhi Arena Delhi  Indoor sports 
  • 1982 Asian Games
  • International Tennis League 
48 DY Patil Stadium Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra Football 
  • FIFA U17 World Cup
  • ISL 2014 – 15
  • D Y Patil T20
  • ODI
49 Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium Nagpur, Maharashtra Cricket 
  • Twenty20 Internationals
  • One Day Internationals
  • Test Matches
50 Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium Pune, 

Maharashtra

Cricket 
  • Twenty20 Internationals
  • One Day Internationals
  • Test Matches
51 Wankhede Stadium Mumbai, 

Maharashtra

Cricket 
  • World Cup 2011
  • Twenty20 Internationals
  • One Day Internationals
  • Test Matches
52 Dadaji Kondadev Stadium Thane, Maharashtra Multi use
  • Mayor’s Cup
53 Indira Gandhi Stadium Solapur, 

Maharashtra

Cricket 
  • first class cricket matches
54 Guru Gobind Singh Stadium Nanded, 

Maharashtra

Cricket 
  • University and Regional use
55 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Pune, 

Maharashtra

Multi use 
  • Twenty20 Internationals
  • One Day Internationals
  • Test Matches
  • Cricket World Cup
56 JSCA International Cricket Stadium Ranchi, 

Jharkhand 

Cricket 
  • IPL – Chennai Superkings
  • T20
  • ODI
  • Test Matches 
57 Birsa Munda Athletics Stadium Ranchi, 

Jharkhand 

Football

Athletics

  • Commonwealth Games 2010
  • 2011 National Games of India
58 JRD Tata Sports Complex Jamshedpur, Jharkhand Football

Athletics

  • Hero ISL 2018
  • ISL Season 2019
59 Keenan Stadium Jamshedpur, Jharkhand Multi use 
  • One Day Internationals
  • Only women’s Test 1995
60 Birsa Munda Football Stadium Ranchi, 

Jharkhand 

Football 
  • Regional Matches
61 Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar,

Odisha 

Multi use
  • Asian Athletics Championships
  • Women’s Gold Football Cup 
  • 2020 Men’s FIH Pro League
  • Men’s Hockey World Cup’ 18
  • Asia Rugby Women Championship
  • India F1 Futures’ 18
62 Barabati Stadium Cuttack,

Odisha 

Cricket 

Football 

  • IPL
  • T20
  • ODI
  • Test Matches 
63 Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium Cuttack,

Odisha 

Indoor sports 
  • Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship
  • National Chess Tournament 
64 Biju Patnaik Hockey Stadium Bhubaneswar,

Odisha 

Hockey 
  • World Hockey Junior World Cup
65 Veer Surendra Sai Stadium Sambalpur,

Odisha 

Cricket 
  • First-class matches
66 East Coast Railway Stadium Bhubaneswar,

Odisha 

Cricket 
  • T20 
  • Odisha Premier League
  • Ranji Matches
67 Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium Raipur,

Chhattisgarh 

Cricket 
  • CL T20
  • IPL
68 International Hockey Stadium Rajnandgaon,

Chhattisgarh

Hockey 
  • Regional matches 
69 Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium Guwahati, 

Assam 

Cricket 
  • One Day Internationals
70 Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium Guwahati, 

Assam

Athletics

Football 

  • 2015World Cup Qualifier
  • 2016Asian Cup Qualifiers
  • 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup
71 Nehru Stadium  Guwahati, 

Assam

Multi-use 
  • ODI
  • WODI
72 Satindra Mohan Dev Stadium Silchar, Assam  Football 

Cricket 

  • Ranji Matches
  • Duleep Matches
73 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Chennai, 

Tamil Nadu

Multi-use
  • ISL
  • ODI
  • Test Matches
74 M. A. Chidambaram Stadium Chennai, 

Tamil Nadu

Cricket 
  • IPL
  • ODI
  • Test Matches
  • World Cup
75 Kari Motor Speedway Coimbatore,

Tamil Nadu

Motosport 
  • FFS India 2017
  • Formula Bharat
76 Anna Stadium Tiruchirappalli

Tamil Nadu

Multi-use 
  • Regional Matches
77 MGR Race Course Stadium Madurai, 

Tamil Nadu

Multi-use 
  • Paralympic Sports Meeting
  • Paralympic Swimming Championship 2014
78 Salem Cricket Foundation Stadium Salem, 

Tamil Nadu

Cricket 
  • Ranji Trophy
  • Tamil Nadu Premier League 
  • Indian Premier League
79 Madras Motor Race Track Chennai, 

Tamil Nadu

Motosport 
  • MRF Challenge
80 M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore,

Karnataka 

Cricket 
  • ODI
  • Test Matches
  • World Cup
  • T20
81 Sree Kanteerava Stadium Bangalore,

Karnataka 

Multi-use 
  • Bangalore FC home ground
82 Mangala Stadium Mangalore, 

Karnataka 

Multi-use 
  • 17th National Youth Festival
83 Visvesvaraya Stadium Mandya, 

Karnataka 

Football 
  • Regional Matches
84 Gangothri Glades Cricket Ground Mysore,

Karnataka 

Cricket 
  • Vinoo Mankad Trophy 2011/12
  • Karnataka Premier League
  • Ranji Trophy
85 Khuman Lampak Main Stadium Imphal, Manipur  Football 
  • I league
  • Local Team Matches
86 Maharaja Bir Bikram College Stadium Tripura Cricket 
  • First Class Cricket Matches 
87 Barkatullah Khan Stadium Jodhpur,

Rajasthan 

Cricket 
  • ODI
88 Sawai Mansingh Stadium Jaipur, 

Rajasthan 

Cricket 
  • 1996 Cricket World Cup
  • 2006 Women’s Asia Cup
  • 2006 ICC Champions Trophy
89 Gandhi Ground Udaipur,

Rajasthan 

Multi use 
  • Local Matches
90 Holkar Cricket Stadium Indore, MP Cricket 
  • ODI
  • Test Matches
  • IPL
  • T20
91 Nehru Stadium  Indore, MP Cricket 
  • ODI
92 TT Nagar Stadium Bhopal, MP Multi use
  • First Class Matches
93 Captain Roop Singh Stadium Gwalior, MP Cricket 
  • ODI
  • Ranji Matches
94 Ravi Shankar Shukla Stadium Jabalpur, MP Football 
  • Regional Matches
95 Aishbagh Stadium Bhopal, MP Hockey
  • 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship
96 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Football Stadium Neemuch, MP Football 
  • Local Matches
97 Chandigarh Hockey Stadium Chandigarh, Punjab  Hockey 
  • Indira Gandhi International Cup
  • Asian School Hockey
  • National School Games 
  • Indo-Uzbekistan 1977
  • Indo Pan American Hockey 1995
98 War Heroes Stadium Multi use  Sangruri, Punjab 
  • Kabaddi World Cups 2010 and 2013
99 Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium Mohali, Punab Cricket 
  • 1996 Cricket World Cup semifinal
  • 2016 World Twenty20
  • 2011 Cricket World Cup semifinal
100 Guru Gobind Singh Stadium Jalandhar, Punjab Football 
  • Regional Tournaments 
101 Lajwanti Stadium Jalandhar, Punjab Football 
  • Local Tournaments 
102 Guru Nanak Stadium Ludhiana, Punjab Football 
  • Annual National Football League
  • National Games of India 2001
  • JCT FC
103 International Hockey Stadium Ajitgarh, Punjab Hockey 
  • Regional Tournaments 
104 Dhruv Pandove Cricket Stadium Patiala, Punjab Cricket 
  • Regional Tournaments 
105 Baichung Stadium Namchi, Sikkim Football 
  • The Gold Cup Tournament 
106 Paljor Stadium Gangtok, Sikkim Football 
  • United Sikkim Football Club home ground
107 Jorethang Ground Jorethang, Sikkim Football 
  • Regional Tournaments 
108 Bakshi Stadium Srinagar, J&K Football 
  • Local Tournaments 
109 Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium Srinagar, J&K Cricket 
  • ODI
110 Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium Andhra Pradesh Cricket 
  • First-class matches
111 YS Raja Reddy Stadium Kadap, AP Cricket 
  • ODI
  • Test Matches
  • IPL
  • T20
112 Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium Dehradun, Uttarakhand  Cricket 
  • ODI
  • Test Matches
  • T20
113 HPCA Cricket Stadium Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh Cricket 
  • ODI
  • Test Matches
  • T20
114 Moin-ul-Haq Stadium Patna, Bihar Cricket 
  • ODI
  • Test Matches
  • T20
115 Patliputra Sports Complex Patna, Bihar Football 
  • Women’s World Cup Kabaddi Championship
  • All India Federation Cup Wrestling tournament 2012
  • National Taekwondo Championship
116 Rajendra Stadium Siwan, Bihar  Football 
  • Regional Tournaments 
117 Mahabir Stadium Hisar, Haryana  Multi-use
  • Asian Women’s Boxing Championship 2003
  • National Boxing Championship 2004
118 Tau Devi Lal Stadium Chandigarh, Haryana Cricket Football
  • Indian Cricket League 2008
119 Chaudhary Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium Rohtak, Haryana Cricket 
  • Ranji Matches
120 Fatorda Stadium Margao, Goa Football
  • I League
  • Indian Super League
  • ODI
121 Tilak Maidan Stadium Vasco Da Gama, Goa Football 
  • I-League 
  • Local Goan league
122 Bhausaheb Bandodkar Ground Panaji, Goa Cricket 
  • Ranji Matches
123 Nagaland Cricket Association Stadium Dimapur, Nagaland Cricket 
  • North East Twenty20 Cup

Conclusion

General Knowledge about our own country is important for many competitive exams. The Stadiums in India are an important GK topic and questions are asked about it. The questions are especially about their location and major events. They are an important part of the Indian Sports Section. It is important to know the basic information about them. Exams like UPSC, SSC, RRB, Banking, and more have GK sections. This article covers facts and basic descriptions about the stadiums. It should help make your learning process smoother. Aspirants must give this article a read before the exams.

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