|Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|Timings :- This stadium opens from 09:30 - 18:00. Entry Fee :- No, there is no fee to enter the stadium on regular days. You can be charged only when an event occurs.
|Entertainment Centers, Fun and Activity
|Place visit with
|Friends, Siblings, Youngsters
|JLN Stadium Metro Station (1 KM) Jangpura Metro Station (0 KM) Lajpat Nagar Metro Station (1 KM)
About Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is a multi-sport stadium located in New Delhi, India. It is named after the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The stadium was constructed by the Government of India to host the 1982 Asian Games. A total of 3,411 athletes from 33 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated in the Games, competing in 196 events in 21 sports and 23 disciplines. The stadium has a seating capacity of around 60,000 to 70,000 spectators, making it one of the largest sports venues in India. It is the fourth largest stadium in India and the 27th largest in Asia and the 103rd largest stadium in the world in terms of seating capacity.
Architecture of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Designed primarily for athletics, the stadium is versatile and has hosted a variety of sporting events including football matches, archery and more. The stadium was redesigned by the German architectural firms Gerken, Marg & Partners and Schlaich Bergermann Partners. The stadium is noted for its distinctive architecture, with a circular shape and a curved roof that covers the stands, providing shade and protection to spectators.
Interesting facts about Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
- The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium was extensively renovated in preparation for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
- The stadium has a high-tech floodlighting system which allows events to be held during the evening and night.
- As part of the Commonwealth Games refurbishment, eco-friendly features such as a rainwater harvesting system and energy-efficient lighting were incorporated into the stadium.
- The stadium was one of the venues for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, showcasing India's enthusiasm for football and hosting international events.
- The stadium complex also includes training areas, practice tracks and warm-up areas for the athletes.
How to reach Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
By Metro:- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is the nearest metro station to the stadium. It is a 6-minute walk away.
By Bus:- The nearest bus stop to the stadium is Vaishali Bus Stop. It is 1 minute walk away.
By Road:- Delhi is well connected by road, one can easily take a rickshaw to reach the stadium.
Nearby famous places
- Sai Baba Mandir 3 minutes away
- Lord Shri Ram Mandir 11 minutes away
- Lodhi Garden 29 minutes away
- Qutub Minar 8.2 km away
- Humayun's Tomb 2.1 km away
- Swaminarayan Akshardham 5.4 km away
- Khan Market 32 minutes away
- Gandhi Smriti 2.4 kms away