Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi

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Dhyan Chand National Stadium is a field hockey stadium at New Delhi, India. It originally held 25,000 people. It is named after former Indian field hockey player, Dhyan Chand. It served as the venue for the 1st Asian Games in 1951. The stadium was built in 1933 as a multipurpose stadium and named the Irwin Amphitheatre. It was designed by Anthony S. DeMillo. It was renamed National Stadium before the 1951 Asian Games, Dhyan Chand's name was added in 2002.

The Dhyan Chand Stadium was the host venue for the 2010 Men's Hockey World Cup. It was also the hockey venue of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The stadium underwent a major reconstruction project before the Hockey World Cup 2010.

On 24 January 2010 it became the first venue for the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be unveiled. The stadium was revamped at a cost of Rs 262 crore, 50 crore more than originally budgeted. The stands, which were earthen embankments, were demolished and a new rectangular seating bowl was constructed in its place.

The stadium is spread over 17,500 square metres in the 37-acre (150,000 m2) complex. It has three synthetic pitches — two conform to international standards and a third is for practice.

A new polygrass turf was laid on all pitches equipped with new sprinkler systems. The main field has a capacity to seat about 16,200 spectators. The second pitch outside the main arena has 900 permanent seats and with a provision of 1,600 temporary seats.The two competitive pitches are flood-lit with foldable floodlight towers (hinged mast lights) which will provide 2,200 lux illumination during the competition. This will enable high definition TV transmission.

Both the pitches are equipped with facilities for the players like change rooms, relaxation lounges and a VVIP lounge.

The stadium is air-conditioned and fitted with lifts. There are barrier free provisions for athletes and spectators who are physically challenged. The stadium will get its power supply from two grids with a backup based on generator sets and battery uninterrupted power supply.
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  • The stadium located just across the India Gate is one of the best ways to remember a great sportsman and a great individual. The infrastructure is excellent and the statue of the Major himself at the ...  more »
  • This stadium is located at outer circle of India Gate very near to the Connaught Place. Many Commonwealth matches were conducted here. It is basically Hockey stadium namerd after famous Hockey player ...  more »
  • I have been to this place thrice, during the world cup, commonwealth matches in delhi. Watched India-Pak and India-spain. It was then i realised the energy in the game and what a fun to watch the play...  more »
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  • as i hear about this ground this is almost like that . too amazing stadium.
  • The National Stadium is very nice place to play games. There are separate court for playing hockey. Service is good.
  • Its a great place for sports lovers....have all kind of sports activity...the place is near India Gate which is easy to reach
  • Entrance is from Mathura road only.gate 4 and gate 5. Limited parking available near gate 5 red light
  • I best hockey field in the country... most of the important international matches are held here...