The Nehru Stadium, Margao is named after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime Minister of India. It was originally known as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. It is one of those cricket stadiums in India which have acquired international fame as a multi-sport complex.
The Nehru Stadium in Margao in Goa was built in the year 1989. The stadium can accommodate around 27300 spectators. Swimming Pool End and Church End are the names of the two ends of the stadium. Equipped with floodlights and the latest communication facilities, the stadium has both turf and grass type pitches.
The Nehru Stadium is primarily used for football and cricket matches. The first match that was played in the stadium grounds was on 25th October 1989. It was between Australia and Sri Lanka. The latter team lost by 28 runs.
Not many ODI's or One Day Internationals have been played in this stadium. Between the years 1989 and 2006, only six ODI's have been played over here. India has played only three times in this stadium.
A total of 7 One Day Internationals (ODI) have been played here till date. The cricket match that was last played here was the one between India and Sri Lanka on 14th February 2007.
At present, several football matches are played in the stadium grounds. It is, in fact, the home ground of Sporting Club de Goa, Salgaocar Sports Club and Dempo Sports Club.
Reaching the stadium:
The Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is located very close to Margao Railway Station. Margao is itself located at a distance of 28 km from Dabolim Airport. Several flights to Goa arrive at this airport on a regular basis. Ample buses and taxis are available that one can avail of in order to get to this place.
As Margao is located in Goa, a top tourist destination, hence there are numerous hotels located in the city. Travelers can put up at the reasonably priced GTDC Tourist Hotel. Apart from this, there are other hotels also with all modern facilities to facilitate a comfortable hotel stay.
Last Updated on 24 August 2012