Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi

Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium Overview

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The Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, popularly known as the National Stadium is a field hockey stadium named after Indian hockey wizard Dhyan Chand. The stadium was constructed in 1933 and was opened in 1951 when it hosted the 1st Asian Games in the same year.

The Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium is spread over 37 acres and has three synthetic pitches, in line with international standards. The main field can accommodate 16,200 spectators and second pitch can seat 900 people with 1600 extra seating available. Both fields are flood lit and are complete with high definition TV transmitters. Apart from that the stadium is air conditioned and has lifts for the convenience of guests. The stadium also has barrier free seating areas for athletes and physically challenged visitors.

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Near India Gate, New Delhi