Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi

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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi

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Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium (; locally known as Kaloor International Stadium - ) is an international stadium in Kochi, Kerala. The stadium has a capacity of 60,000 spectators making it the second largest stadium in India after the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The stadium was built in 1996 by the Government of Kerala with Greater Cochin Development Authority .

Originally constructed as a football stadium, it has played host to a number of international cricket and football matches. The extensive grounds of the stadium serve as venue for important exhibitions, cinema events and political rallies in the city. The stadium is equipped with floodlights for playing at night. The architecture of the stadium is unique compared to other stadia in India.. The most innovative aspect of the stadium is its unique lighting towers of 2 kW Floodlights which when switched on fully can provide lighting levels for HD telecast.

The stadium hosts the home games of football clubs Viva Kerala FC (I-League) and Malabar United FC (I-League 2nd Division). Viva Kerala has started playing its home matches in Kozhikode recently. The stadium is also the home ground of the Indian Premier League franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala and the Kerala cricket team.

History

The first tournament conducted was the Nehru Cup International Football Tournament in 1997. The highest attendance of audience was recorded in this...
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