Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Salt Lake Stadium or Yuva Bharati Krirangan is a multipurpose stadium in Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal, with a current capacity of 68,000. 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 will be installed in the stadium before the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India. The stadium will possibly host the final match of the U-17 World Cup, alongside hosting other matches of the tournament.

The record attendance of 131,000 was set in 1997 in a Kolkata Derby match between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal when the giants clashed in a Federation Cup semi-final match. East Bengal emerged victorious by a margin of 4–1.

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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  • The biggest stadium and the best n India and Asia I can proudly say. Location is fantastic. So are the amenities available here. Ample parking space is there outside the premises also.  more »
  • This is the largest stadium in India by seating capacity. At the time of FIFA under 17 world cup the stadium was renovated & got a new look after renovation.The stadium is easily accessible by road, a...  more »
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  • very nice place. been there once. at par with international levels. proud of it. all international sports person are welcomed and commemorated there. location wise very approachable and parking is available spacious and free. very clean and well maintained stadium. hold state and national level tournaments.
  • I went here to watch an isl game. Although the game was mediocre but the stadium was great. The view was majestic and same from every corner of the stadium. The seats were surprisingly comfortable. The entry is ramped and hence disabled friendly which is great. Parking facility is also available. Apart from that, the complex also has a vegetarian restaurant and also available for marriage and functions. It also has the commissioner of Police of Bidhannagar headquarters here.
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