Yuva Bharati Krirangan
যুবভারতী ক্রীড়াঙ্গন, Yuva Bharati Krirangan
or Stadium of the Indian Youth
), commonly known as Salt Lake Stadium
, is a multi-purpose stadium
, West Bengal
The stadium is the second largest
non-auto racing stadium in the world and the largest in the Indian sub-continent. It is currently used for football
matches and athletics. The stadium was built in 1984 and holds 120,000 people in a three-tier configuration.
It is situated approximately 10 km to the east of the Kolkata
downtown and is elliptical in shape. The roof is made of metal tubes and aluminum
sheets and concrete
. There are two electronic score boards and control rooms. The lighting is uniformly distributed to facilitate nocturnal sports. There are special arrangements for TV broadcasting.
The stadium covers an area of . It was inaugurated in January, 1984. The salient features of the stadium are unique synthetic track for athletic meets, electronic scoreboard, main football arena measuring 105m x 70m, elevators, VIP enclosures, peripheral floodlighting arrangement from the roof-top, air conditioned VIP rest room and Conference Hall. Other features of the stadium are also commentary boxes for All India Radio and TV
along with several platforms for TV cameras, press boxes, dormitories and AC. rooms, player's changing rooms, practice grounds for football, cricket and khokho,... Read More