Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Salt Lake Stadium, officially known as Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan , is a multipurpose stadium in Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal, with a capacity of 85,000. It is the largest stadium in India by capacity. Before its renovation in 2011, it was the second largest football stadium in the world, having a seating capacity of 120,000. Prior to the construction and opening of Rungrado May Day Stadium in 1989, it was the largest football stadium in the world. Reportedly, a total of 85,000 bucket seats have been installed in the stadium for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India. The capacity of the stadium has been increased from 68,000 to 85,000 for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The stadium will host the final match of the U-17 World Cup, alongside hosting other matches of the tournament.The stadium's record attendance was recorded in 1997 when 131,781 spectators watched the Federation Cup Semifinal between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.The stadium recently switched back to natural grass from artificial turf as part of the preparations for hosting the U-17 World Cup in 2017. The new turf was unveiled in a Kolkata Derby match between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan during the 2015–16 Calcutta Premier Division match.
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  • Watched the FIFA U-17 World Cup Final at this stadium - the stadium now sports a fantastic look after the renovation.  more »
  • And may be the second biggest in the world. After the U-17 world cup final here, the already marvelous stadium is now a fantastic place to watch matches - any kind.  more »
  • A harbour for football fans. This stadium is huge; with a seating capacity of 85,000! Apart from the matches, various concerts also take place here!  more »
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  • This Stadium is a pride of Kolkata for football lovers. It has been renovated during under 17 FiFA world cup. It has got all world class facilities for the spectators & players. The ground has got nice drainage system that means even it rains, the match starts without much delay. Happy visiting and Do cheer for your team with Mexican Waves.
  • One of the biggest stadium of world, with high capacity, specially in the derby matches, which really gets heated up. The modernisation of the stadium has really made it at par with other world class stadiums.
  • A great place to enjoy the live confrontations of high spirited warriers, who prepared themselves through the days and nights of their life. The stadium is very spacious, cleanly maintained along with ample numbers of Lavatories for each categories in a fine intervals. Thanks to the Police Department and the Govt of West Bengal for the systematic arrangements they have been implementing for the smooth operation of the matches. One thing that to be noted, cloak rooms are not there for the necessary articles of audience as except Mobile phone and Money Purse hardly anything are allowed with the spectators while viewing the matches. However, drinking water is a free supply from the Govt of West Bengal. And the snacks vendors are available there to serve you many a things. Also a numbers of stalls are there for the tea coffee pizza and snacks.
  • Awesome football and athletic stadium of West Bengal. Easily reached and easily noticed from E.M. Bypass. Nearest railway station Bidhannagar Road.
  • A Biggest football stadium. Hugh Seating arrangements. Place is very beautiful views, nite & clean. Security is so strong.
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