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Sandwiched between Hafeez Kardar and Ferozepur Roads is what may well be Lahore’s sporting hub – a triangular shaped enclave where some of Pakistan’s most well-equipped sports stadiums are located.
Calling football fanatics… The most popular sporting venue in this enclave is the Gaddafi Soccer Stadium, popularly known as Punjab Stadium. This brown-brick structure was built in 2003 and can accommodate up to 30,000 spectators. In addition to hosting football tournaments such as the AFC President’s Cup, several local varsity and inter-school matches are held there. Recently a large screen has been set up there to provide football lovers in Lahore a venue to watch the FIFA World Cup matches live.
Hockey and cycling too… The National Hockey Stadium and the Cycling Velodrome are located within this pocket, as are the offices of the Pakistan Football Federation and the Pakistan Cricket Board. The Nishtar Park Sports Complex and the iconic Gaddafi Cricket Stadium are located within a 10-kilometre radius. Continue reading