Indira Gandhi Arena
Indira Gandhi Arena
|Full name||Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium|
|Location||Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi|
|Owner||Government of India|
|Operator||Sports Authority of India|
|Opened||1 January 1982|
|Construction cost||[unreliable source?] 240 crore|
|Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium|
The Indira Gandhi Arena or officially Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, is located at the Indraprastha Estate in the eastern region of New Delhi, It is the largest indoor sports arena in India and the third-largest in Asia. The multi-purpose arena is used by tennis club Indian Aces.
Built by the Government of India in 1982 in order to host the indoor games events in the 1982 Asian Games, the arena's grounds cover an area of 102 acres (0.41 km2). Since its construction, the arena hosted a number of other tournaments as well. The facility seats 14,348 people and is named after former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi. The venue hosts several political events, music events and sports events like tennis and kabaddi.
Since its inception, the arena has been repeatedly renovated and modernized. Equipped with soundproof synthetics walls, lighting systems, and audio system, the arena underwent another renovation for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
It was renovated for the 2010 Commonwealth Games at a cost of Rs. 240 crore. 
There are 2 other venues located in the same complex with the arena:
The KD Jadhav Indoor Hall is a 6,000-capacity indoor stadium that hosted wrestling events for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. After three months without official name, it was finally named after Indian wrestler K. D. Jadhav who won a bronze medal at 1952 Summer Olympics.
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- "Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex". Sport Authority of India. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
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- Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium at Government of Delhi
- Commonwealth Games News
- Facility information
- Commonwealth Games visitors website
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