Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Kochi, locally known as Kaloor International Stadium is an international stadium situated in Kochi, Kerala. It is the third largest stadium in India next to Eden Gardens and Salt Lake stadium, Kolkata. It can hold up to 70,000 spectators. It was built by the Kerala government in association with the GCDA (Greater Cochin Development Authority) in 1996.
It was constructed mainly for football matches. But now it is one of the favorite venues for International cricket matches. The large ground is also used for many social, cultural and political meetings and exhibitions.
The first International match held in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Kochi was the Nehru Trophy football tournament in 1997. The first international cricket match held here was between India and Australia in 1998. The stadium is well equipped for playing in the night with modern floodlights.
This is the home ground for the Kochi football club, Chirag United in the I league. From 2012, it is also the home ground for the Kerala celebrity cricket team, Kerala Strikers.
Stadium Road, Kaloor, Kochi, Kerala 682020
60,000 Limited to 29,748 for 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup and 39,000 for Indian Super League
Record attendance: 1,00,000(India vs Iraq International friendly football match)
Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA)
Kerala Blasters FC, India national cricket team, Kerala cricket team
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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is the fifth-largest stadium in India by capacity (60,000)