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Bengaluru Sports

Sports in Bengaluru have a rich history owing to the contribution in different sports that are played across India. This city is known for producing some of the most talented sportsman in a wide range of sports that include cricket, tennis, badminton, hockey, horse racing and more. Rahul Dravid, Gundappa Viswanath, Anil Kumble, Erapalli Prasanna, Prakash Padukone, Mahesh Bhupati, who have remained the face of the Indian sports hail from Bangalore.

The different modern sports facilities in different games have taken sports in Bengaluru to a different level. There is cricket stadium, football stadium, tennis and badminton courts and golf courses; all these are properly facilitated for the sports enthusiasts. A number of tournaments, training and coaching are organized throughout the year. All these have helped the various disciplines of sports to flourish in Bengalur.

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

A leading cricket stadium of India, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is located in the center of Bangalore. With a seating capacity of 50,000, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium has remained the host of a number of test cricket as well as One Day International. It was earlier known as Karnataka State Cricket Association. Apart from hosting different cricket events, various cultural and musical events have also taken place in this cricket stadium.

The home ground of the Royal Challengers, which is an Indian Premier League franchise and of Karnataka state cricket team, this esteemed stadium has hosted matches for Cricket World Cup and is all set to host matches in the upcoming Cricket World Cup.

Bangalore Football Stadium

Having the seating capacity of 15,000 people, Bangalore Football Stadium, as the name suggests, host football matches. Some of the football matches hosted by Bangalore Football Stadium include Bangalore A Division, Bangalore Super Division, Bangalore B Division as well as Bangalore C Division.

Sree Kanteerava Stadium

A multi-purpose stadium, Sree Kanteerava Stadium, mainly hosts football matches. Being one of the leading stadiums for sports, a number of teams of national level hold training sessions. The two outdoor courts and one indoor court for basketball has been the host for numerous international matches.

In addition to basketball court, Sree Kanteerava Stadium is facilitated with rock climbing, Taekwondo, football field, running track and volleyball court.