- Address: Kasturba Road, Bengaluru
- Country: India
- Capacity: 25,000
- Opened: 1997
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Bengaluru FC (football)
Extra stadium info – Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium
The Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium is also used for athletics. It hosted matches of the national football team of India. They were qualified for the FIFA World Cup in 1950 for the first time in their history, but they withdrew. Bengaluru Football Club, the first football club from Karnataka with 100,000 followers on its main social media page, use the venue named Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium for home games. The club was founded in 2013.
The first years of Bengaluru FC
In 2015, Bengaluru FC played their first AFC Champions League play-off match. That year, 24 other football clubs also played AFC Champions League play-off matches. 25 clubs qualified directly for the Asian championship for football clubs. In 2016, Bengaluru FC reached the final of the AFC Cup for the first time in their history after defeating the Malaysian club Johor Darul Ta’zim 3-1 in Bengaluru. 21,000 people attended the game between Bengaluru Football Club and Johor Darul Ta’zim at the Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium. Bengaluru FC also defeated Kitchee from Hong Kong and the Tampines Rovers from Singapore in the knockout stage of the AFC Cup in 2016.
The Indian Super League
In 2017, Bengaluru FC drew an average home attendance of 19,000 in their first-ever Indian Super League season. They played in the first-ever Indian Super League final at the Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium. Chennaiyin FC, the first football club from Tamil Nadu with 100,000 followers on its main social media page, won the game in front of 25,000 spectators. In 2019, Bengaluru FC won the Indian Super League for the first time in their history after beating FC Goa.
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu signed with Bengaluru FC after he left Stabæk, one of the first Norwegian football clubs with a transfer value of at least $10 million. He became the first player of the national football team of India who played in the UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu played for Stabæk in the UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds. Stabæk were crowned Norwegian football champions in 2008 for the first time in their history.