The Yuva Bharati Krirangan or Stadium of the Indian Youth, better known as Salt Lake Stadium, located in Calcutta with an occupancy is appalling with 120000 seats for spectators that hosts both football events meeting of Athletics. The Salt Lake Stadium or Yuva Bharati Krirangan is the stage of four teams Mohan Bagan AC, Kingfisher East Bengal FC, Prayag United SC and Mohammedan SC, one of the largest clubs in Indian football.
In addition, the Salt Lake Stadium is home to some home matches of the national football of India, in addition to the final matches of the national tournaments. The stadium in India, the second largest stadium capacity in the world, also hosted Argentina Venezuela, on 2 September 2011 with victory for Argentina by 1-0 and also friendly to other major European clubs, such as the Bayern Monaco, the last game of Oliver Kahn with the Germans.
Football is the passion of Kolkata and the place where you turn and burns is none other than the stadium. In a landscape where television makes continuously swallow large doses of calcium, the stadium still retains the magic that is able to convey this wonderful sport. The talk around this game, often trivial, are the order of the day, then nothing better than to take refuge in the history and origins of the real world of football and its glorious theaters. Every Saturday we retrace the history and curiosities of some plants that have made our beloved football.
A state where soccer is lived in a visceral way, with large crowds every weekend, crowding the stage and thanks to some memorable matches and played some of those unforgettable Mohun Bagan and East Bengal matches, a stage in particular is remembered by all as soon as it comes to football.
It was built on the project of the architects Ballardie and Thompson & Matthews and construction began in 1984, in view of the Jawaharlal Nehru International Gold Cup Soccer Tournament. In Kolkata, people's passion for football was, and still is, overwhelming and in the 80s felt the need to have a great system in order to contain the multitude of fans who wanted to crowd the stands. Great credit for the construction of the giant cathedral Mexican football must be attributed to the chief engineer of the stadium Somnath Ghosh.
The stadium has undergone major structural renovations over the years. It is always a behemoth like the original and minor changes were made to meet the requirements of FIFA. They were renovated and enlarged areas for print and television, and especially improved security measures for access to the stadium. The stadium is on 3 rings covered and allows a good view from any seat. In all three levels we can find the area, which surround the totality of the stadium.
The Salt Lake is one of the most beautiful theaters and greatest of our football but, beyond architecture itself, is a stadium that has lived inside of the great sporting moments. It is up to now the only stadium in India to have hosted Maradona and Messi in friendly matches.
Are all these memories that have caused us to enter the Salt Lake stadium in our gallery of the most glorious football history. And we are sure that if you fully deserve it.