Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium


* Address: Kasturba Road, Bengaluru
* Country: India
* Capacity: 25,000
* Opened: 1997
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Bengaluru FC (football)

Extra stadium info – Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium

The Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium is also used for athletics. It hosted matches of the national football team of India. In 2015, tenants Bengaluru FC played their first AFC Champions League play-off match. That year, 24 other football clubs also played AFC Champions League play-off matches. 25 clubs qualified directly for the Asian championship for football clubs. In 2016, Bengaluru FC reached the final of the AFC Cup for the first time in their history after defeating the Malaysian club Johor Darul Ta’zim 3-1 in Bengaluru. 21,000 people attended the game between Bengaluru Football Club and Johor Darul Ta’zim at the Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium.

Bengaluru FC, the first football club from Karnataka with 100,000 followers on its main social media page, also defeated Kitchee from Hong Kong and the Tampines Rovers from Singapore in the knockout stage of the AFC Cup in 2016. In 2017, Bengaluru FC drew an average home attendance of 19,000 in their first-ever Indian Super League season. They played in the first-ever Indian Super League final at the Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium. Chennaiyin FC won the game in front of 25,000 spectators. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu signed with Bengaluru FC after he left a Norwegian top-flight league club, where became the first player of the national football team of India who played in the UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds.

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