Khuman Lampak Main Stadium

The Khuman Lampak Main Stadium is a multi-use stadium located in Imphal,[3][4] Manipur,[5] India. It is used mostly for football and athletics,[6] and host matches of Manipur State League.[7] The stadium holds 35,285 people and was built in 1999. This stadium lies inside the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex. The stadium's record attendance was set in a football match between NEROCA FC and Indian Arrows (2–1; 2017–18 I-League season), with 35,285 people in attendance (5 January 2018).

Khuman Lampak Main Stadium
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LocationImphal, India
Coordinates24°49′22″N 93°57′09″E / 24.8227°N 93.9525°E / 24.8227; 93.9525Coordinates: 24°49′22″N 93°57′09″E / 24.8227°N 93.9525°E / 24.8227; 93.9525
OwnerAll Manipur Football Association
Capacity35,285
SurfaceGrass
Opened1999
Tenants
India national football team (2023–present)
NEROCA (present)
TRAU (present)[1]
NISA Manipur (past)[2]

In March 2023, the stadium for the first time, hosted international matches, as India alongside Kyrgyz Republic and Myanmar appeared in games of Hero Tri-Nation Series.[8]

StadiumEdit

The stadium is a one tier stadium with roofing only on the main stand.

HistoryEdit

UpgradeEdit

On 25 May 2011, it was announced that the stadium would get floodlights added along with a new turf.[9]

Football matchesEdit

The Khuman Lampak Main Stadium hosts the home games of the local clubs NEROCA and TRAU who play in the I-League.[10] The Imphal Derby gained fame in 2022 during the 131st edition of Durand Cup when competitive football returned to the stadium after COVID-19 pandemic in India.[11][12] The Government of Manipur declared a half-holiday for all governmental and educational institutions in build-up to the match on 18 August,[13] where NEROCA defeated TRAU by 3–1 in Group-C opener.[14]

International matchesEdit

No. Date Tournament Match Result Attendance Ref.
1 22 March 2023 Hero Tri Nation Series India vs Myanmar 1–0 29,431 [15]
2 25 March 2023 Myanmar vs Kyrgyzstan 1–1
3 28 March 2023 India vs Kyrgyzstan 2–0 29,877

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ "Indian Football Team Players Pay Tribute to Late Legend Tulsidas Balaram Ahead of Kick-Off Against Kyrgyz Republic in Tri-Nation International Tournament 2023 (Watch Video)". latestly.com. LATESTLY. 28 March 2023. Archived from the original on 28 March 2023. Retrieved 28 March 2023.
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  11. ^ Mohamed, Azhar (18 August 2022). "Durand Cup 2022: NEROCA FC vs TRAU FC preview, prediction and more". www.sportskeeda.com. Imphal, Manipur: Sportskeeda. Archived from the original on 18 August 2022. Retrieved 18 August 2022.
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  14. ^ "Highlights Durand Cup, NFC 3-1 TRAU: Neroca beats TRAU FC 3-1 in the Imphal Derby | Full Time! Neroca beats TRAU FC with a two-goal margin of victory". sportstar.thehindu.com. Imphal, Manipur: Sportstar. 18 August 2022. Archived from the original on 18 August 2022. Retrieved 18 August 2022.
  15. ^ "Anirudh Thapa strikes in India's win over Myanmar in Hero Tri-Nation opener". AIFF. 22 March 2023. Archived from the original on 22 March 2023. Retrieved 25 March 2023.