Kabaddi News: Major kabaddi complex and stadiums

    Native to the Indian subcontinent, Kabaddi is a contact sport. It is one of the most well-liked sports in India and is primarily performed by villagers

    Kabaddi Stadium sustaining the growing popularity  of  Kabaddi Image credit: PA Images Kabaddi Stadium sustaining the growing popularity of Kabaddi

    Indian players have always been drawn to this game. The Indian team have participated in four Asian Games and have won gold in each of those games. There are four different Kabaddi playing styles in India. 

    These are Huttuttoo (Maharashtra), Amar (Punjab, Haryana), Suranjeevi (primarily played), and Gamine. Due to India's intense interest in Kabaddi, there are numerous venues where the sport can be played. Here are some lists of these grounds.

    The EKA Arena 

    Also known as 'The Arena,' it is a multi-purpose stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This site, located on the lovely grounds of Kankaria Lake, has many panoramic sights for viewers, particularly those who enjoy nature. 

    The EKA Arena is Asia's largest and India's first convertible stadium (which can convert the stadium according to the sporting event within six minutes using StadiArena technology). It is a well-equipped arena with exquisite facilities and the potential to host a variety of sports. 

    TransStadia and the Government of Gujarat manage the stadium. It formally opened its doors in October 2016.

    Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

    The Marina Arena, popularly known as the Chennai Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium in Chennai, India. The stadium was built in the same region as the old Madras Zoo. 

    The field is named after Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister, and is mostly used for football matches and sports contests. The stadium is part of a larger complex that also includes a multi-purpose indoor stadium for table tennis, basketball, and volleyball. 

    The stadium's tenants are the Tamil Nadu State football team and Chennaiyin, who compete in the Santosh Trophy and the Indian Super League (ISL), respectively.

    Patliputra Sports Complex

    A multi-use stadium called the Patliputra Sports Complex is situated in Kankarbagh, Bihar. It was originally known as the Kankarbagh Sports Complex. 

    It was constructed in 2011 at Rs. 19,98 crores, and on March 1, 2012, it finally opened its gates to visitors. The Bihar State Sports Authority and the Directorate of Youth Welfare and Sports currently own the stadium. The stadium can accommodate about 20,000 spectators for various sporting events. 

    One of the well-known clubs in the Pro-Kabaddi-League, Patna Pirates, is a tenant of the building. The sports facility is renowned for its facilities and assistance to female players.

    Thyagaraj Sports Complex 

    Thyagaraj Sports Complex, owned by the Government of the National Capital Territory, is one of India's greenest state-of-the-art arenas, created to hold netball events. 

    Notable Australian architects PTM and Delhi-based Kapoor & Associates developed the facility. Built from the ground up for Rs. 300 crores, the stadium opened its doors on April 2, 2010, with an inauguration ceremony led by Delhi's then-chief minister, Mrs Sheila Dixit. Thyagaraj is also one of the venues with the country's most giant single roof-top solar power panels.


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