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 StadiumLocationSportMajor Events
1Buddh International CircuitGreater Noida, UPAuto Racing
  • Formula One
  • Indian Grand Prix
  • Championship by Tata Motors
  • JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing 
2Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana International StadiumLucknow, UPCricket
  • Twenty20 International
  • Duleep Trophy 2017-18
  • Test Match 2019
  • ODI Match 2019
3Dr. Akhilesh Das StadiumLucknow, UPMulti use
  • IPL
  • Ranji Matches
4Major Dhyanchand Hockey StadiumLucknow, UPHockey 
  • Hockey India League franchise
5K. D. Singh Babu StadiumLucknow, UPMulti use
  • District Football League
6Dr Sampurnanand StadiumVaranasi, UPMulti use 
  • Ranji Trophy matches
7Saifai International StadiumSaifai, UPCricket
  • Indian Gramin Cricket League
8Green Park StadiumKanpur, UPCricket
  • 1987 Cricket World Cup Group B
  • Nehru Cup 1989
  • Wills World Series
9Sardar Patel StadiumAhmedabad, GujaratCricket
  • Test Matches
  • ODI Matches
  • World Cup 
  • T20 matches
10Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel StadiumAhmedabad, GujaratCricket 
  • First women’s Test, 1984
  • Last women’s Test, 1985
  • First ODI, 1981
11CB Patel International StadiumSurat, GujaratCricket 
  • University Matches
12Saurashtra Cricket Association StadiumRajkot, GujaratCrickey
  • Twenty20 Internationals
  • One Day Internationals
  • Test Matches
13The ArenaAhmedabad, GujaratMulti Purpose
  • 2016 Kabaddi World Cup
  • 2017 Asian Cup Table Tennis
  • 2020 FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • Mission XI Million
14Moti Bagh StadiumBaroda, GujaratCricket
  • One Day Internationals
15IPCL Sports Complex GroundBaroda, GujaratCricket
  • One Day Internationals
16Madhavrao Scindia Cricket GroundRajkot, GujaratCricket
  • One Day Internationals
17Salt Lake StadiumKolkata, 

West Bengal

Football

Athletics

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

West Bengal

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

West Bengal

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

West Bengal

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

West Bengal

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

West Bengal

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

West Bengal

Football

Athletics 

  • Calcutta Football League
  • Indian Super League
  • National Super League
24Mohammedan Sporting GroundKolkata, 

West Bengal

Football 
  • University Matches 
25Jadavpur StadiumKolkata, 

West Bengal

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

West Bengal

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

West Bengal

Football
  • Local Football Matches
28EMS StadiumKozhikode, 

Kerala

Football 
  • 1987 Nehru Cup
  • Sait Nagjee Football Tournament
  • National Games
29Jawaharlal Nehru StadiumKochi, KeralaCricket

Football

  • IPL
  • FIFA World Cup
  • ODI
  • Indian Super League
30Greenfield International StadiumKeralaSports Complex
  • T20I
  • 2015 SAFF championship
  • ODI
31Lal Bahadur Shastri StadiumKollam, KeralaFootball

Athletics 

  • Santosh Trophy Football Matches
  • Ranji Matches
32Chandrasekharan Nair StadiumKeralaFootball

Athletics 

  • University Matches
33Maharaja’s College StadiumKochi, KeralaAthletics

Football 

  • 1960 AFC Asian Cup
  • National School Athletic Championship
34Thrissur Municipal Corporation StadiumThrissur, KeralaFootball 
  • I-League 2nd Division
  • Kerala Premier League
  • Santosh Trophy
  • Federation Cup
35Calicut Medical College StadiumKozhikode, Kerala Football
  • Kerala Premier League 
  • I-League 2nd Division
36Rajiv Gandhi Indoor StadiumKochi, KeralaMulti use
  • Cultural Events
37Fort MaidanPalakkad, KeralaMulti use
  • First class cricket
38Rajiv Gandhi International StadiumHyderabad, 

Telangana 

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

Telangana

Athletics 

Cricket 

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

Telangana

Football 

Cricket 

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

Maharashtra

Cricket 
  • Twenty20 Internationals
  • One Day Internationals
  • Test Matches
51Wankhede StadiumMumbai, 

Maharashtra

Cricket 
  • World Cup 2011
  • Twenty20 Internationals
  • One Day Internationals
  • Test Matches
52Dadaji Kondadev StadiumThane, MaharashtraMulti use
  • Mayor’s Cup
53Indira Gandhi StadiumSolapur, 

Maharashtra

Cricket 
  • first class cricket matches
54Guru Gobind Singh StadiumNanded, 

Maharashtra

Cricket 
  • University and Regional use
55Jawaharlal Nehru StadiumPune, 

Maharashtra

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

Jharkhand 

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

Jharkhand 

Football

Athletics

  • Commonwealth Games 2010
  • 2011 National Games of India
58JRD Tata Sports ComplexJamshedpur, JharkhandFootball

Athletics

  • Hero ISL 2018
  • ISL Season 2019
59Keenan StadiumJamshedpur, JharkhandMulti use 
  • One Day Internationals
  • Only women’s Test 1995
60Birsa Munda Football StadiumRanchi, 

Jharkhand 

Football 
  • Regional Matches
61Kalinga StadiumBhubaneswar,

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
62Barabati StadiumCuttack,

Odisha 

Cricket 

Football 

  • IPL
  • T20
  • ODI
  • Test Matches 
63Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor StadiumCuttack,

Odisha 

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

Odisha 

Hockey 
  • World Hockey Junior World Cup
65Veer Surendra Sai StadiumSambalpur,

Odisha 

Cricket 
  • First-class matches
66East Coast Railway StadiumBhubaneswar,

Odisha 

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

Chhattisgarh 

Cricket 
  • CL T20
  • IPL
68International Hockey StadiumRajnandgaon,

Chhattisgarh

Hockey 
  • Regional matches 
69Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Cricket StadiumGuwahati, 

Assam 

Cricket 
  • One Day Internationals
70Indira Gandhi Athletic StadiumGuwahati, 

Assam

Athletics

Football 

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

Assam

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

Cricket 

  • Ranji Matches
  • Duleep Matches
73Jawaharlal Nehru StadiumChennai, 

Tamil Nadu

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

Tamil Nadu

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

Tamil Nadu

Motosport 
  • FFS India 2017
  • Formula Bharat
76Anna StadiumTiruchirappalli

Tamil Nadu

Multi-use 
  • Regional Matches
77MGR Race Course StadiumMadurai, 

Tamil Nadu

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

Tamil Nadu

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

Tamil Nadu

Motosport 
  • MRF Challenge
80M. Chinnaswamy StadiumBangalore,

Karnataka 

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

Karnataka 

Multi-use 
  • Bangalore FC home ground
82Mangala StadiumMangalore, 

Karnataka 

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

Karnataka 

Football 
  • Regional Matches
84Gangothri Glades Cricket GroundMysore,

Karnataka 

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

Rajasthan 

Cricket 
  • ODI
88Sawai Mansingh StadiumJaipur, 

Rajasthan 

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

Rajasthan 

Multi use 
  • Local Matches
90Holkar Cricket StadiumIndore, MPCricket 
  • ODI
  • Test Matches
  • IPL
  • T20
91Nehru Stadium Indore, MPCricket 
  • ODI
92TT Nagar StadiumBhopal, MPMulti use
  • First Class Matches
93Captain Roop Singh StadiumGwalior, MPCricket 
  • ODI
  • Ranji Matches
94Ravi Shankar Shukla StadiumJabalpur, MPFootball 
  • Regional Matches
95Aishbagh StadiumBhopal, MPHockey
  • 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship
96Dr. Rajendra Prasad Football StadiumNeemuch, MPFootball 
  • Local Matches
97Chandigarh Hockey StadiumChandigarh, Punjab Hockey 
  • Indira Gandhi International Cup
  • Asian School Hockey
  • National School Games 
  • Indo-Uzbekistan 1977
  • Indo Pan American Hockey 1995
98War Heroes StadiumMulti use Sangruri, Punjab 
  • Kabaddi World Cups 2010 and 2013
99Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra StadiumMohali, PunabCricket 
  • 1996 Cricket World Cup semifinal
  • 2016 World Twenty20
  • 2011 Cricket World Cup semifinal
100Guru Gobind Singh StadiumJalandhar, PunjabFootball 
  • Regional Tournaments 
101Lajwanti StadiumJalandhar, PunjabFootball 
  • Local Tournaments 
102Guru Nanak StadiumLudhiana, PunjabFootball 
  • Annual National Football League
  • National Games of India 2001
  • JCT FC
103International Hockey StadiumAjitgarh, PunjabHockey 
  • Regional Tournaments 
104Dhruv Pandove Cricket StadiumPatiala, PunjabCricket 
  • Regional Tournaments 
105Baichung StadiumNamchi, SikkimFootball 
  • The Gold Cup Tournament 
106Paljor StadiumGangtok, SikkimFootball 
  • United Sikkim Football Club home ground
107Jorethang GroundJorethang, SikkimFootball 
  • Regional Tournaments 
108Bakshi StadiumSrinagar, J&KFootball 
  • Local Tournaments 
109Sher-i-Kashmir StadiumSrinagar, J&KCricket 
  • ODI
110Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket StadiumAndhra PradeshCricket 
  • First-class matches
111YS Raja Reddy StadiumKadap, APCricket 
  • ODI
  • Test Matches
  • IPL
  • T20
112Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket StadiumDehradun, Uttarakhand Cricket 
  • ODI
  • Test Matches
  • T20
113HPCA Cricket StadiumDharamshala, Himachal PradeshCricket 
  • ODI
  • Test Matches
  • T20
114Moin-ul-Haq StadiumPatna, BiharCricket 
  • ODI
  • Test Matches
  • T20
115Patliputra Sports ComplexPatna, BiharFootball 
  • Women’s World Cup Kabaddi Championship
  • All India Federation Cup Wrestling tournament 2012
  • National Taekwondo Championship
116Rajendra StadiumSiwan, Bihar Football 
  • Regional Tournaments 
117Mahabir StadiumHisar, Haryana Multi-use
  • Asian Women’s Boxing Championship 2003
  • National Boxing Championship 2004
118Tau Devi Lal StadiumChandigarh, HaryanaCricket Football
  • Indian Cricket League 2008
119Chaudhary Bansi Lal Cricket StadiumRohtak, HaryanaCricket 
  • Ranji Matches
120Fatorda StadiumMargao, GoaFootball
  • I League
  • Indian Super League
  • ODI
121Tilak Maidan StadiumVasco Da Gama, GoaFootball 
  • I-League 
  • Local Goan league
122Bhausaheb Bandodkar GroundPanaji, GoaCricket 
  • Ranji Matches
123Nagaland Cricket Association StadiumDimapur, NagalandCricket 
  • 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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