Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan


* Address: Kolkata
* Country: India
* Capacity: 85,000
* Opened: January 1984
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: ATK (football), East Bengal (football), Mohun Bagan (football)

Extra stadium info – Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan

The stadium is also used for athletics and concerts. It hosted the farewell match of the German goalkeeper Olivier Kahn, who played numerous games for the national football team of Germany. FC Bayern München, one of the first sports clubs with 10 million followers on their main social media page, won the game. The stadium hosted a match between the national football teams of the Argentine Republic, also known as Argentina, and Venezuela in 2011. The match featured the Argentine football star Lionel Messi. He is generally regarded as one of the best football players ever.

The national football team of India played numerous matches at the venue, which is also known as the Salt Lake Stadium. In 1950, the national football team of India qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the first time in their history. However, India withdrew. 13 teams participated in the tournament, which was won by Uruguay. The stadium’s record attendance of 131,000 was set in a football match in 1997. East Bengal won the football game against their rivals Mohun Bagan. In 2014, tenants ATK won the inaugural Indian Super League. They drew an average home attendance of 45,000 in their first-ever Indian Super League season. ATK became one of the first Indian sports clubs with a value of $10 million.

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