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Indira Gandhi Arena

The Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, which is located at the Indraprastha Estate in the eastern region of New Delhi, is the largest indoor sports arena in India and the third-largest in Asia. 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[1] people and is named after former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi.[2] 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.[2]

It was renovated for the 2010 Commonwealth Games at a cost of Rs. 240 crore. [3]

A new air-conditioned Velodrome has been built costing Rs 150 crore (U$33.76 million).[4]

This stadium hosted matches of first ever "International Tennis Premium League" tournament played on 6 December 2014 to 8 December 2014. Tennis club Indian Aces are tenants.

References

  1. ^ http://d2010.thecgf.com/indira_gandhi_sports_complex
  2. ^ a b "Indira Gandhi Arena". Retrieved 27 August 2008. 

External links

  • Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium at Government of Delhi
  • Commonwealth Games News
  • Facility information
  • Commonwealth Games visitors website

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