(Last Updated on : 24-02-2012)
Indian Hockey stadiums in India flaunt its state-of-the-art facilities that it provides to its hockey players. Hockey happens to be the national game of India and there has certainly been a great amount of success and efforts to keep the stadiums in top condition and match ready. As the game of hockey is the national sport of India so great efforts have been made to keep the stadiums in good shape. The stadiums are well equipped with synthetic turfs and spectator friendly amenities. Over the years, these stadiums have played a major role to host some of the crucial matches of historic importance, and Indian hockey tournaments
as well. Below are the lists of some of popular Indian hockey
Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Egmore, Chennai
Radhakrishnan Stadium, located in Chennai
, is always referred by International Hockey Federation as one of the state of the art stadiums in the world. It has good facilities and infrastructural set ups. In the year 1995, synthetic turf surface were installed. The very same year the stadium hosted the hockey event in the SAF Games and the 1996 Champions Trophy. Few years after that in 2004, a new design was formulated for the stadium and it was completely redesigned and upgraded by Sports Authority of Tamil Nadu
. After the renovation drive, the stadium features a re-laid synthetic hockey surface and floodlights of international standards.
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi
The Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium was formerly the National Stadium, popularly known as the "temple of Indian hockey". It was set up in the memory of Indian hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand
in 2002. The Stadium has a capacity of 25, 000 and boasts of two new synthetic hockey turfs. It also has the facilities of floodlights and electronic and video-matrix scoreboard.
Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad
Gachibowli Stadium was constructed by the construction groups Larsen & Toubro Ltd. The entire work of construction was completed in just 70 days for 2003 SAF Games. This state-of-the-art stadium has the record of hosting the 2005 Premier Hockey League
. It is one of the most well equipped as well as popular hockey stadiums in India.
K. D. Singh Babu Stadium, Lucknow
K. D. Singh Babu Stadium is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh
in the city of Kanpur
. It is named in the memory of the famous Indian Hockey Player
- Kunwar Digvijay Singh Babu. This stadium serves as one of the premium grounds for international hockey, and has remained witness to many memorable tournaments of Indian hockey tournaments
Surjeet Hockey Stadium, Jalandhar
This particular stadium boosts of astro turf and was named after the veteran Olympian Surjeet Singh. This stadium is located in Jalandhar
, in the Indian state
, and is one of the most famous hockey stadiums in north India. This stadium has remained witness for many national and international hockey championships in the country.