I would like to know about the football sports clubs and stadiums in Kolkata.
Posted On : 3/26/2009 5:23:53 AM
Suparna Sen Reward Points : 26200 Member Since : Saturday, March 14, 2009
Among the famous football clubs in Kolkata, there comes Calcutta Cricket and Football Club CC & FC located in Ballygunge, South Kolkata. There is All India Football Federation, Mohanbagan Athletics Club, East bengal Club, India Football Association and Mohammedan Sporting Club. Football stadiums in Kolkata include Rabindra Sarobar Stadium and Salt Lake Stadium.
Posted On : 3/31/2009 4:51:44 AM
Anju Malhotra Reward Points : 61200 Member Since : Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Calcutta has a world-class football stadium in the Yuva Bharati Krirangan also called Salt Lake Stadium with the capacity of 122,000 which is primarily used as a football stadium and a 100,000-capacity stadium, mostly used for cricket, called the Eden Gardens. The Eden Gardens Stadium is the largest stadium of its kind for the game of cricket. Kolkata boasts of one of the largest race courses in Asia, the finest golf courses of its kind in the world Royal Calcutta Golf Club and one of the most beautiful tennis courts in the world South Club . Together they reflect remnants of a thriving sports culture based on the British inspired love for cricket, golf, tennis and equestrian events. Most people in Kolkata have two religious - the faith in which they were born, and their choice of support for one of the three big football teams in the city - East Bengal, Mohan Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting. Since everyone celebrates everyone else s religious festivals, all the fanaticism is reserved for the football-faith . It is not only football - though it has an edge - that people follow, they are cricket-crazy too. The world s greatest players have spoken about the experience of playing before an almost 100,000 strong, very vocal and equally appreciative crowd at Kolkata s Eden Gardens Stadium. Racing too is very popular and an ideal afternoon can be spent at Kolkata s excellent racecourse. Kolkata boasts of the world s second oldest golf courses at the Royal Kolkata Golf Club and the unique Ladies Golf Course. There are other good golf courses at the Tollygunge Club and the Army s Fort William. Hockey also has its following. Kolkata South Club is the venue for many a stirring national and international tennis battle and has been the nursery from which many of the country s tennis greats have sprung. Squash, badminton, basketball, volleyball and indoor sports also attract large crowds.
Posted On : 4/3/2009 11:51:03 PM
nidhi sharma Reward Points : 100 Member Since : Tuesday, January 12, 2010
hi my name is nidhi i want to know about football stadiums in kolkata