Extra stadium info – Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan
The venue is also known as the Salt Lake Stadium. It is used for several events, like athletics, concerts and football. The stadium 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 its 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. ATK Mohun Bagan and Sporting Club East Bengal use the venue which is known as the Salt Lake Stadium for home games. Both football clubs are among the first sports clubs from India with 1 million followers on their main social media page.