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Salt Lake Stadium Kolkata India, Information and images in detail

Salt Lake Stadium is the world’s 2nd largest stadium of football in terms of audience capacity. The stadium is located in Kolkata which is one of the major cities of India. Although football is not at that level as that in other countries but this stadium has done more than enough & is still doing for the country. In Kolkata, Bidhannagar is a city in which it is situated. The tenants of the stadium are Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Pailan Warriors, Prayag United. The Professional football league which is I-League is also played in this stadium of Kolkata.


Salt Lake Stadium

Former Names

Yuva Bharti Krirangan

Date of Opened

January, 1984

Audience capacity




Owner of stadium

Indian Football Association

Home Teams

East Bengal

Prayag United

Mohun Bagan

Pailan Warriors

 Information about the Stadium

The Slat Lake stadium was designed for the multi-purpose game, but it is currently used for the matches of the football. For the scoreboard, 2 Electronic type scoreboards are designed. Each is consists of 36,000bulbs & each board is consists of 25W of power. For the Lights, there are 624bulbs are installed in each of 2 panels. One bulb of each panel is of 2Kw. In case of Fire, the fire fighter equipments are also available with total fluid of 10,000 gallons.


The structure of the whole ground occupied an area of 76.40 acres. It had been inaugurated in Gregorian calendar month, 1984. The salient options of the structure square measure distinctive artificial track for athletic meets, electronic board, main soccer arena measure 105m x 70m, elevators, influential person enclosures, peripheral floodlighting arrangement from the roof-top, air conditioned influential person toilet & Conference Hall.

Different options of the structure are statement boxes for All Republic of India Radio & television at the side of many platforms for Television cameras, dormitories & AC. rooms, player’s dynamic rooms, for soccer, the structure has its own water arrangements & standby diesel generation sets.

IPL 6 Opening Ceremony at this Stadium

Salt lake stadium opening ceremony

Recently, the Indian Premier League Season 6 opening ceremony was also organized in Salt Lake Stadium. India is also looking for organizing such kind of big events in this stadium. In This Stadium a match between Mohun Bagan & Bayren Munich was also held.

This Football stadium is additionally employed by 4 India’s major clubs. Chirag United Sports Club, East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, geographic area geographical region geographic region Club & Mohammedan Sporting Club are equal tenants of the sports stadium & every one play their soccer within the prime flight of the Indian game, the I-League initial Division.

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