G. M. C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium, Hyderabad

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The GMC Balayogi Athletic Stadium is a sports stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It has a capacity of 32,000 spectators.HistoryIt is an ultra modern stadium with 8 line competition synthetic athletic track and 4-lane synthetic practice track. It uses the latest high-mast lighting for day-night events and provides obstruction-free viewing for all spectators. The stadium was named in the memory of G. M. C. Balayogi, an incumbent Speaker of Lok Sabha who died in an air crash but during the agitations in Telangana it was renamed the Bhagya Reddy Varma Stadium in his honor of Bhagya Reddy Varma.The 2003 Afro-Asian Games were also held in this stadium. In which more than 30,000 people came to watch the opening ceremony.The opening ceremony was about 2 hours and forty minutes with laser show son-et-lumiere.About 2,800 Kuchipudi artistes performed the centuries-old dance on 26 December 2010, to earn a place in the Guinness World Records.
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  • This is a stadium at an excellent location- Gachibowli. Located near IT offices. Its well maintained  more »
  • improved with all facilities good stadium was constructed which is popular in India and state for games  more »
  • Also known as Gachibowli stadium, it’s a world class stadium which hosts lots of athletic and trek and field events in Hyderabad and its also the finishing point for Airtel Hyderabad Marathon. Its hug...  more »
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  • Excellent place to train children and young people for badminton. Very excellent environment and outstanding coaching given coaches. I'd recommend everyone to join their kids here.
  • A great place for athletics. If you are a running freak, you should go for this. The track looks like heaven. Great maintenance.
  • A great place to get a morning athletic workout. Not very expensive as it is Govt maintained. At any point in time, one can find two-three groups like Hyderabad Runners, Sunil Menon, etc conducting a training course.
  • Spacious stadium with various activities, but entry restricted to only members. General public can visit only on occasion.
  • Lots of money spent on the infrastructure. Unfortunately no money is spent on maintaining the place. Really in dire state. The grass in the ground has dried up. The place has hardly been cleaned. The bathrooms we're stinky. Absolutely horrific to see such sad state of affairs. I haven't been to the other indoor stadium, so I won't comment on that. The stadium is pretty accessible from every where.
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