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Commonwealth Games 2010: Delhi venue guide

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Jawahalal Nehru Stadium

This is the 2010 Games' flagship stadium, where the opening and the closing ceremonies will be held. Athletics, weightlifting and lawn balls competitions will also be held inside the arena, which seats 60,000 people.

The stadium was built for the 1982 Asian Games. Since then, it has served as an all-purpose sports ground. Its unique roof will be illuminated at night during the Games.

The weightlifting auditorium, which resembles an egg, is new for the Commonwealths, while lawn bowls is to be held on a new 40m-squared synthetic floor in the basement area of the stadium.


Indira Gandhi indoor stadium

This venue, home to wrestling, gymnastics and cycling, is situated on the banks of the River Yamuna, along Delhi's Mahatma Gandhi ring road.

First built for the 1982 Asian Games, it has been renovated many times since, and is now fully air-conditioned with room to seat 25,000 spectators.

A wall divides the complex into two soundproof areas for separate events, both of which have been refitted to cope with the demands of high-definition television.


Siri Fort Sports Complex

A one-of-a-kind venue, Siri Fort is surrounded by high-rise residential areas, lush green lawns - and a small fort.

Initially built in what was the village for the 1982 Asian Games, it houses 10 tennis courts, a swimming pool, golf course and gymnasium, alongside an aerobics centre, basketball courts, and football and cricket grounds.

However, during the 2010 Games, the focus here will be on its badminton and squash courts, which offer a 4,200 capacity for squash and 5,000 for badminton.


Yamuna Sports Complex

Specially built for the Commonwealth Games, this venue hosts archery and table tennis, while also offering training facilities for lawn bowls and rhythmic gymnastics.


Karni Singh Shooting Range

Located near the Suraj Kund Lake, this venue hosts the 10m, 25m and 50m shooting events in their entirety, while the finals of the trap and skeet events will also be held here.

It has a seating capacity for 2,795 spectators, plus 755 officials and 950 athletes.


Karni Singh Shooting Range

Constructed - in keeping with several other 2010 venues - for the 1982 Asian Games, the SPM pool has been renovated and upgraded for the Commonwealth aquatic events.

The stadium is the largest covered aquatics centre in the country, boasting an Olympic-sized pool alongside a six-lane warm-up pool.


Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium

Previously known as the National Stadium, the hockey venue for 2010 was renamed eight years ago in honour of Indian hockey legend Major Dhyanchand.

It is one of the oldest operational arenas in India and the oldest among the venues for the Commonwealth Games.

Up to 25,000 people can fit inside the venue, where they will see the hockey played out on two new synthetic-turf pitches.


CPRF Kadarpur Shooting Range

The second of shooting's venues, the Kadarpur range was built over 16 months in the campus of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) near Gurgaon, in Haryana.

It will host full-bore shooting events, and a moveable target will be used here for the first time.


Thyagaraj Sports Complex

The Thyagaraj Sports Complex, near the main Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, will host netball at the Games. It can seat 3,600 spectators.


Talkatora Indoor Stadium

Situated near the famous Birla Mandir Hindu temple, the Talkatora Indoor Stadium is the venue for boxing.

Initially constructed for the Asian Games, it has been renovated for the Commonwealth Games to provide a capacity of 3,000 people.


RK Khanna Tennis Complex

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) hosts the Commonwealth tennis events at this venue, inside a deer park in the Safdarjung Enclave area of Delhi.

Besides Centre Court, it has seven match courts and six warm-up courts.

Centre Court has a seating capacity of 7,000, while the venue has had facilities for solar heating, solar lighting and rainwater harvesting installed.


Delhi University

The university's main sports ground is the competition venue for rugby sevens, and a training venue for netball, boxing, athletics and women's wrestling.

Located 16km from the Games village, it normally seats 750 spectators but offers some 7,500 temporary seats for the Commonwealths

The 2010 Commonwealth Games will take place in Delhi, one of the largest cities in the world and home to more than 12 million inhabitants.

There are 12 venues spread across the city, the largest being the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, which will be the focal point of the Games, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies.

Use the clickable map at the top of this page to explore the venues and find out more about each of them.

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