Thursday, August 5, 2010

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi

The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi, India, is a multipurpose sports arena that hosts major sports events, as well as large-scale entertainment events, such as concerts by India’s top musical acts and entertainers. The stadium is situated near C.G.O. Complex in the Lodhi Road area.

The stadium is named after the first prime minister of India. The stadium has the seating capacity of 78,000 spectators, and up to 130,000 for concerts. In terms of seating capacity, it is the 3rd largest stadium in India and the 51th largest in the world. The stadium also houses the headquarters of the Indian Olympic Association.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium was first built by the Government of India to host the 9th Asian Games in 1982 (India had also proudly hosted the first Games in 1951, also in New Delhi). It also hosted the 1990 Asian Championships in Athletics. The stadium will also host the upcoming 2010 Commonwealth Games. In preparation for the Games, the stadium is undergone a major refurbishment which has reduce the capacity to 60,000 spectators.

Location - Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Year of Construction - 1982
Significance - The venue for Athletic Events of the Commonwealth games to be held in India in 2010
Spread Over - 100 Acres

2010 Commonwealth Games
JNL Stadium will host the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games Opening as well as the Closing ceremony. On 27th July 2010 the newly refurbished stadium was opened and people were allowed to see inside.

Bhisham Pitamah Road, Lodhi Road
Lodi Road
Delhi 110003

Phone: 011 - 2436 9400
Fax: 011 - 2321 7732

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