G.M.C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium Capacity, Tickets, Seating Plan, Records, Location, Parking

G.M.C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium Capacity, Tickets, Seating Plan, Records, Location, Parking

The Ganti Mohana Chandra Balayogi Athletic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium that was originally known as the Gachibowli Athletic Stadium. It is situated in the Gachibowli neighbourhood of Hyderabad, which is located in the Indian state of Telangana. The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, may be found just next to it (IIIT Hyderabad).

The sports complex was built in 2002 by the N. Chandrababu Naidu government to host the 2003 Afro-Asian Games. It is mainly used for association football matches. The stadium seats 30,000 and contains a 400m eight-lane synthetic running track, a 100m 10-lane sprint track, and a four-lane synthetic warm-up track. Within the running tracks is a football field 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft) in size. It was built at a cost of Rs. Rs 35.30 crore covering a built area of 14,850 m2 (159,800 sq ft).

Built In:2001
Home Teams:Hyderabad FC
Ground Size:14,850 m2 (159,800 sq ft)

G.M.C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium History

The highlight of the stadium structure is the cantilevered roof that covers the spectator stands. The simple yet innovative structural design allows for a 25-metre (82-foot) cantilever, giving spectators an unobstructed view of sporting events. Diagonal yellow steel structural members act as tension members to balance the forces of the cantilevered roof of the spectator stands.

These members not only add to the outward appearance but also help in creating a well-defined ambulatory path throughout the stadium. Orange corrugated metal sheets wrap around the inside and outside edges of the roof joists. This inexpensive coating greatly enhances the appearance of the stadium.

It is an ultra-modern stadium with an eight-lane synthetic athletics track and a 4-lane synthetic practice track. It uses the latest high mast lighting for day and night events and provides unobstructed viewing for all spectators. The stadium was named in memory of GMC Balayogi, an incumbent Lok Sabha president who was killed in a plane crash.

The 2003 Afro-Asian Games were held at this stadium. More than 30,000 people attended the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony lasted approximately two hours and forty minutes, with a Son-et-Lumiere laser show.

Approximately 2,800 Kuchipudi artists performed a centenary dance on December 26, 2010, to earn a place in the Guinness World Records.

Stadium Capacity

G.M.C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium has a seating capacity of 30,000.

G.M.C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium Seating Plan

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Notable Events & Records

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The athletics stadium has its own car park and an outdoor practice/warm-up field.


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