Sree Kanteerava Stadium
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Sree Kanteerava Stadium, also spelled Sri Kanteerava Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Bengaluru, India. It is used mostly for football matches. It also includes two outdoor rock climbing walls, a running track, a football field and a volleyball court.
|Owner||Karnataka Athletic Association|
|General contractor||SVEC Constructions Ltd.|
|India national football team |
Bengaluru FC (2014–present)
It is Bengaluru's main sports stadium and several national level teams hold their training sessions here. The stadium was built on top of an old lake. The Sree Kanteerva athletic track was developed into a pro synthetic track for 1997 national games before which it was a cinder track.
The athletic track will soon be undergoing renovation. This original stadium was constructed through SVEC Constructions Ltd for Rs. 220 million and was completed by 31 May 1997.
The central arena of the stadium consists of an 8-lane 400m synthetic athletic track, along with synthetic surfaced areas for field events like long jump, high jump, triple jump and pole vault. In-side the athletic tracks lies a Football field 100m x 68m in size.
The stadium features many stands, including West Stand and North Stand, South Stand (usually closed off), East Upper and East Lower (away stand).
The stadium contains four large arched entrances leading on to the inner field and lower spectator stands. Eight ramps have been provided in the stadium, taking spectators to the upper stands. Thus in total, 12 gates for spectators serve the stadium.
Bengaluru FC only uses 25,000 seats because of security issues. The south stand is usually closed for league matches and is only opened for bigger matches, like derbies and finals.