Mahabir Stadium

Mahavir Stadium
Former names Nehru Stadium
Location Hisar
Coordinates 29°08′59″N 75°43′02″E / 29.149716°N 75.717269°E / 29.149716; 75.717269Coordinates: 29°08′59″N 75°43′02″E / 29.149716°N 75.717269°E / 29.149716; 75.717269
Owner Hisar District Olympic Association
Capacity 25,000
Acreage 14
Surface Artificial turf
Opened 1972 (1972)
Renovated 1988

Mahavir Stadium is a multipurpose sports complex located in Hisar city of Haryana, India. It was built in 1972 and was renovated in 1988.[1]

Only the Shah Satnam Ji Cricket Stadium in Sirsa has a higher capacity in Haryana, with 35,000.

It is owned and operated by the District Olympic Association of Hisar. The venue is used for several events, like cricket and football.

Initially, it was named as Nehru Stadium on its inauguration but was renamed as Mahabir Stadium in 1987.[1]


It located is about 5 km from the Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology; 4 km from the Blue Bird Lake; 2 km from the bus station along the National Highway 9, 1 km from the town center & main market area; 1 km from Hisar Junction railway station; 6 km from the Hisar Airport; 167 km from the Indira Gandhi International Airport; 180 km from the New Delhi railway station; and 235 km from the Chandigarh International Airport.


The seating capacity of the stadium is 25,000 and provides facilities for athletics, basketball, boxing, football, gymnastics, judo, volleyball, wrestling and yoga.[1] The stadium is lit with floodlights and more than 1000 players daily use it for practice.[1]

Mahabir Stadium Boxing Academy

The Hisar Boxing Academy for male and female boxer is located at Mahabir stadium.[2]

Mahabir Stadium Judo Academy

The Hisar Judo Academy, led by Dr. Sumer Singh Nandal, for male and female Judoka is located at Mahabir stadium.[3] It is the biggest centre for Judo coaching in India.[1]

Mahabir Stadium Wrestling Akhara

The Mahabir Stadium Boxing Academy for male and female wrestlers is located at Mahabir stadium.[4]


It hosted the 2nd Asian Women's Boxing Championship in 2003[5] and 51st National Boxing Championship in 2004.[6]

It also hosted 22nd Haryana State Women Sports Festival in 2008.[7]

It also hosted Haryana State Master's Athelerics Championship in May 2014.

See also

Nearby attraction


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Hisar Jano" (PDF). Jambh Shakti Trust. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  2. Haryana state boxing academy - training centers
  3. Haryana state judo academy, Hisar
  4. Hisar wrestlers
  5. "Asian women ready to fight for supremacy". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 19 November 2003. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  6. "Nationals in Hissar from August 3". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 9 July 2007. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  7. "Haryana women sports festival". One India News. 15 September 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2012.

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