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Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium

Built to host the first Asian Games in 1951, the stadium is often referred as “the temple of Indian Hockey”. Named after the legendary hockey player and Olympian Major Dhyan Chand, the stadium has hosted major hockey events including IX Asian Games Hockey and Hero Honda FIH Hockey World Cup 2010.

The Stadium boasts of two brand new synthetic hockey turfs and has a capacity of 20,000. The hockey pitches are equipped with floodlights and electronic and video-matrix scoreboard.

Shuttle Drop-off Points Park and Walk Park and Ride By Metro

Capacity Pitch I: 19,118; Pitch II: 2,500
Competition Arena Two competition pitches; one warm-up pitch
Competition Date 4-14 October 2010
Entry Gate Number Gate Number 3 (High court Road) Gate Number 5 (Mathura Road) Gate Number 6 (Purana Qila Road)
Distance from Games Village 10 km

Green Initiatives

Orientation – North South
Rain water collection and reuse
Recycling of treated water
    Heat Insulation
  • Thermal insulation of roof
  • Heat reflecting coloured glass
    Conservation of water
  • Push cock in each wash basin
  • Double piping system for use of unfiltered water
  • Recycling of turf curing of water
  • Use of waterless urinals

Getting Here

By Metro
    Spectators may avail of Delhi Metro services from any part of Delhi NCR to reach the following stations and thereafter avail the shuttle service to reach the venue:
  • Pragati Maidan
  • Udyog Bhavan
  • Mandi House
  • Khan Market
  • Central Secretariat
  • Barakhamba Metro Station
Park and Walk
    Spectators can park their vehicle at the following parking areas and walk down to the venue:
  • Zoo Parking – 500 metres to Venue Gate Number - 3
  • Bhairon Marg Parking – 500 metres to Venue Gate Number - 5
Park and Ride
    Spectators can park their vehicles at the following parking areas and thereafter avail the shuttle service to the venue:
  • Central Vista lawns to Venue Gate
  • Modern School Barakhamba Road to Venue Gate
Shuttle Drop off Points
    Spectators who avail the shuttle service from Park and Ride will be dropped at the following places and thereafter walk to the venue:
  • Bapa Nagar – 600 metres to Venue Gate
  • ITPO Gate Number 5 – 500 metres to Venue Gate
  • Bhairon Marg – 500 metres to Venue Gate