List of Hockey Stadiums in India - Location, Established Year and Facts


India has hosted three Hockey World Cups in 1982, 2010 and 2018 at Mahindra Hockey Stadium, Dhyan Chand National Stadium and Kalinga Stadium respectively. Here is the list of famous hockey stadiums in India along with related facts.

Stadium Name

Established in

Location

Facts

Aishbagh Stadium

2009

(Renovated)

Bhopal

(Madhya Pradesh)

The final of the 4th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2014 (Division B) was held at the stadium in 2014.

Bangalore Hockey Stadium

(Also known as KSHA Hockey Stadium)

2011

Bangalore (Karnataka)

Karnataka Lions played seven home games in World Series Hockey at the stadium.

Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium

(or Ranchi Hockey Stadium)

1991

Ranchi

(Jharkhand)

It was inaugurated before the 34th National Games, which was held on November 21, 2009.

Major Dhyanchand Hockey Stadium

 

Lucknow

(Uttar Pradesh)

It is located at the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College campus and is named after Indian hockey player Major Dhyanchand.

Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium

(Former name- National Stadium)

1933

New Delhi

It hosted the first Asian Games in 1951 and the Commonwealth Games for the first time in 2010.

International Hockey Stadium

2013

Mohali

(Punjab)

In honour of Balbir Singh Sr., the stadium was renamed the Olympian Balbir Singh Senior International Hockey Stadium on May 25, 2021.

Rajnandgaon International Hockey Stadium

2014

Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh)

The stadium is Chhattisgarh's first international astroturf hockey stadium and, after Raipur Stadium, the state's second-largest.

Kalinga Stadium

1978

Bhubaneswar (Odisha)

Former Odisha Chief Minister Late Biju Patnaik laid the foundation stone of this stadium in 1978.

Biju Patnaik Hockey Stadium

1998

Rourkela

(Odisha)

The stadium was built and managed by SAIL, and Vice President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari inaugurated it on December 10, 2016.

Mahindra Hockey Stadium

(Formally Known as Bombay Hockey Association)

 

Mumbai (Maharashtra)

The 1982 Men's Hockey World Cup was held here.

Maulana Md. Tayabullah Hockey Stadium

2007

Guwahati

(Assam)

This stadium hosted the 33rd National Games of India in 2007, the 12th South Asian Games in 2016, and the 2020 Khelo India Youth Games.

Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium

1995

Chennai

(Tamil Nadu)

It hosted the 1996 Men's Champions Trophy and was named after M. Radhakrishna Pillai.

PCMC Hockey Stadium (Also known as The Major Dhyanachand Stadium)

1993

Pune

(Maharashtra)

The women's hockey matches of the National Games were held in 1993 at the stadium.

Shilaroo Hockey Stadium

2010

Shilaroo

(Himachal Pradesh)

At an altitude of 8,000 feet, it is the world's highest hockey stadium.

Shivaji Hockey Stadium

1964

New Delhi

The stadium was chosen as the home of the Indian women's hockey team in 2004.

Surjit Hockey Stadium

2007

(Renovated)

Jalandhar

(Punjab)

It was founded by members of the Surjit Hockey Society and is named after Olympian Surjit Singh.

Vidarbha Hockey Association Stadium

 

Nagpur

(Maharashtra)

Vidarbha Hockey Association built and maintains the stadium, which also houses the Vidarbha Hockey Academy.

Need to Know Facts

  • National Hockey Stadium (Lahore, Pakistan) is the biggest field hockey stadium in the world.
  • Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium (Rourkela, Odisha) is India's largest hockey stadium. It is under construction and will be operational before the Men's Hockey World Cup in January 2023.
  • Third largest cricket stadium in the world will soon become operational in Jaipur.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Hockey Stadiums in India

Which stadium hosted the first Asian Games in 1951?

Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi, hosted the first Asian Games in 1951.

Where is the Aishbagh Stadium situated?

Aishbagh Stadium is located in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Which is the largest hockey stadium in India?

Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium located in Rourkela, Odisha is the largest hockey stadium in India. It is expected to become operational in 2022.

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