Mahabir Stadium

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Mahavir Stadium
Former namesNehru Stadium
LocationHisar
Coordinates29°08′59″N 75°43′02″E / 29.149716°N 75.717269°E / 29.149716; 75.717269Coordinates: 29°08′59″N 75°43′02″E / 29.149716°N 75.717269°E / 29.149716; 75.717269
OwnerHisar District Olympic Association
Capacity25,000
Acreage14
SurfaceArtificial turf
Construction
Opened1972 (1972)
Renovated1988

Mahavir Stadium, built in 1972, is a multipurpose sports complex located in Hisar city of Haryana, India.[1] It has second largest capacity in Haryana, after the Shah Satnam Ji Cricket Stadium in Sirsa which has a higher capacity of 35,000 spectators. It is owned and operated by the District Olympic Association of Hisar. The venue is used for several events, such as cricket and football.

In athletics, at least 40 national and 6 international athletes are from Hisar. In handball, at least 20 players from hisar have represented India at international level, among them at least 6 are from Ladwa. Though Hisar has produced large number of national and international players, and there at 4 universities and 31 degree colleges, there are no institutes offering courses such as B.P.Ed and M.P.Ed to develop sports coaches.[2]

History[edit]

It was built in 1972 and named as "Nehru Stadium" on its inauguration, renamed as the "Mahabir Stadium" in 1987, and renovated in 1988.[1]

Location[edit]

It located is about 5 km from the Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology; 4 km from the Blue Bird Lake; 2 km from the bus station along the National Highway 9, 1 km from the town center & main market area; 1 km from Hisar Junction railway station; 6 km from the Hisar Airport; 167 km from the Indira Gandhi International Airport; 180 km from the New Delhi railway station; and 235 km from the Chandigarh International Airport.

Infrastructure[edit]

The seating capacity of the stadium is 25,000 and provides facilities for athletics, basketball, boxing, football, gymnastics, judo, volleyball, wrestling and yoga.[1] The stadium is lit with floodlights and more than 1000 players daily use it for practice.[1]

Mahabir Stadium Boxing Academy[edit]

The Hisar Boxing Academy for male and female boxer is located at Mahabir stadium.[3]

Mahabir Stadium Judo Academy[edit]

The Hisar Judo Academy, led by Dr. Sumer Singh Nandal, for male and female Judoka is located at Mahabir stadium.[4] It is the biggest centre for Judo coaching in India.[1]

Mahabir Stadium Wrestling Akhara[edit]

The Mahabir Stadium Boxing Academy for male and female wrestlers is located at Mahabir stadium.[5]

Events[edit]

It hosted the 2nd Asian Women's Boxing Championship in 2003[6] and 51st National Boxing Championship in 2004.[7]

It also hosted 22nd Haryana State Women Sports Festival in 2008.[8]

It also hosted Haryana State Master's Athelerics Championship in May 2014.

Other stadiums in Hisar[edit]

See also[edit]

Nearby attraction[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Hisar Jano" (PDF). Jambh Shakti Trust. Retrieved 1 July 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ हिसार ने गीतिका, एकता, उदयचंद, जयभगवान जैसे सैकड़ों नामी नेशनल-इंटरनेशनल प्लेयर दिए, यहां 3 यूनिवर्सिटीज-31 कॉलेज फिर भी नहीं बीपीएड और एमपीएड कोर्स, Dainik Bhaskar, 18 December 2019.
  3. ^ Haryana state boxing academy - training centers
  4. ^ Haryana state judo academy, Hisar
  5. ^ Hisar wrestlers
  6. ^ "Asian women ready to fight for supremacy". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 19 November 2003. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Nationals in Hissar from August 3". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 9 July 2007. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  8. ^ "Haryana women sports festival". One India News. 15 September 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  9. ^ ढंढूर में 76 एकड़ पर बनेगा इंटरनेशनल क्रिकेट स्टेडियम, dainiksaveratimes.com, 29 Jan 2019.