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Guru Nanak Stadium
Guru Nanak stadium is situated in Ludiana. Ludhiana is well known as the sports capital of Punjab, as a record number of international sports infrastructure has come up in the recent years. It had the right of hosting 31 st National Games in the year 2001, in the newly constructed Guru Nanak Stadium. This Guru Nanak Sports complex provides some special modern facilities for games of Athletics, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Gymnastics, Badminton, Table Tennis and other indoor games. The expense for the construction of the stadium will cost Rs.15.4 crore. It is illuminated with flood lights and has a capacity for 15000 spectators. There is an 8 path synthetic track with a two way warming up track. The track conforms to the international standards for conduct of any national or international meet. National Football League matches will be conducted in its well - maintained football ground. Basketball Indoor Hall was built with a synthetic surface by the Sports Department at a cost of Rs.120.00 Lacs . Two additional outdoor Basketball courts are also available. All the three grounds are also illuminated with flood lights.

Multipupose Hall measuring 50 x 30 12.50 .The games like Gymnastics, Judo, Wrestling, Volleyball and Handball will be held in this hall and near to this there is one outdoor Volleyball Court .Cycling Velodrome was built in1989 by Punjab Agriculture University at a cost of about Rs.1.50 crore. A pavilion block was added in the year 2001. This project too, conform to the international standards Astroturf Hockey Ground was built in the year 1999 by Punjab Sports Department at a cost of about 400 crore. For this purpose the PAU gives a land with an agreement signed between Punjab Govt., Sports Department and the PAU, that the property rights would be with the PAU and the administration would be with Sports Department and both have the mutual responsibility for its maintenance . PAU contribute more than Rs.55.00 lacs also. Besides this,the Sports Department has created four block level stadium one each at Kila Raipur, Gujarwal, Ghugrali Rajputan and Bhaini Sahib. There are 39 Coaches posted in various games at District Headquarter, Sub Division and village level who impart training free of cost to young boys and girls.A Sports Hostel was built by the Government in the year 1998 at a cost of Rs.70.00 Lacs .It is provided for the brilliant sportsmen.

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