Sports in Bokaro
The sports played in this region include various indoor as well as outdoor games. The sports which beckon interest are cricket, football, athletics, table tennis, badminton, chess, billiards, swimming, tennis, volleyball, basketball, handball, table tennis, kabaddi and khokho.
Sports are an essential aspect of this city and this can be seen in the schools where students are trained in various sports of respective choices. There are sport clubs and training centers encouraging the keen enthusiasts to not only play for their own interests but also provide opportunities to play professionally. The SAIL Academy even goes a step ahead to give free educations to those who perform well in sports.
Mohan Kumar Mangalam Stadium
This stadium is situated at the heart of the city, in Sector IV.
Address: Sector 4, Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand 827004
The Senapati Cricket Stadium
Managed by Bokaro Steel Limited (BSL), this stadium is situated behind Mohan Kumar Mangalam Stadium and in front of the Bokaro Library. The stadium has hosted both Ranji and state level matches. The base camp for the National Women Cricket team was organized in this stadium.
The Railway Stadium
This stadium is situated near Bokaro station in the Balidih area and is managed by the Indian Railways. The stadium hosts athletics and football and have accommodation facilities for the players is provided at a nearby hostel.
The SAIL Football Academy
This academy provides quality training in football at school level and also provides free education to those students who perform well in the sport. Bokaro school teams participate in Subroto Cup every year and have won in many occasions.
The Bokaro Club and Sports Complex
Situated in Sector IV and V respectively, both have facilities for indoor sports like table tennis, badminton, chess, billiards as well as for sports like swimming and tennis. Coaches are also available for sports like volleyball, basketball, handball, table tennis, kabaddi and khokho.
The city has a large number of sports enthusiasts who are not only keen to play for fun but are confident enough to take them up professionally. The city officials are also working to provide more and better opportunities in the field of sports and help to make it viable for those who are keen enthusiasts but lack opportunities.
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