India has a fan following for every sport, be it cricket, football, athletics, hockey or tennis. Sports stadiums throughout the country remained shut due to the pandemic; however, athletes across the country agree that stadiums are the lifeline of any sport. In sports like cricket, football, hockey and more, a cheering fan base can go a long way and sometimes even mark the difference between win and lose. In India, there are several sporting structures named after the legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Netaji is one of the few leaders who is widely revered across India, and is held in high esteem in several parts of Southeast Asia and Japan. The British, too, admired Subhas Chandra Bose for his burning patriotism. The British premier who oversaw the transfer of power in India, Clement Attlee, admitted in 1956 that the British had to leave the country in haste due to the patriotic fervour ignited by Subhas Chandra Bose and his INA. On the occasion of Netaji’s birth anniversary, let us look at some of the prominent sports stadiums named after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Stadium Hailakandi, Assam
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Hailakandi, Assam. The ground is mainly used for organizing matches of football, cricket and other sports. The ground is named after India freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The ground is main used for football but has hosted three matches of Vijay Merchant Trophy one in 2008 and the rest in 2013 as well as one CK Nayudu Trophy in 2005.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium Kolkata, West Bengal
The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium is an indoor sports arena, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The facility seats 12,000 people. This indoor stadium is located just beside the Eden Gardens. It used to host the Sunfeast Open, a WTA Tour tennis tournament. Other international events hosted by the Stadium include the 1981 Asian Basketball Championship. Currently, it is the home of the Pro Kabaddi League team Bengal Warriors.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium, Faridabad, Haryana
This stadium is being constructed on a land area of 35 acres. This stadium will boost the future of sports and is meant to have facilities and amenities for promoting different kinds of sports like boxing, wrestling, kabaddi, kho kho, weightlifting, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, karate, judo, table tennis, badminton, skating, hockey, football, athletics and many more. This stadium is set to have facilities of international standards.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Sports Stadium, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Sports Stadium in Moradabad reopened after a span of almost two months following Covid lockdown in Uttar Pradesh. Only three to four sports activities have resumed including hockey, badminton, judo, athletics, etc.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Stadium, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Stadium in Agra Chowk, Palwal is one of the top Stadiums in Agra Chowk.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Stadium, Malda, West Bengal
It’s is the best stadium in NTPC township in Farakka. Mainly many functions such as Yoga Day, Republic Day, Independence Day, other cultural functions, and football and cricket match organized by NTPC in this stadium.