Sports in Visakhapatnam
Cricket in Visakhapatnam
Football in VisakhapatnamFootball being a loved sport not just in the city but the entire nation, the citizens rate football as one of their favorite sport as well. Although, cricket being more famous due to the print and tele-media exposure, football is no less in terms of its history and vicinity. The first football match was organized by the then District Collector Mr. Turner in the year 1888 at the now police barracks in the city. A lot of effort is being put for the development of the sport since 1947 as the District Football Association was formed. A lot of coaching is provided to upcoming football lovers for them to achieve great standards in the sport and eventually be a part of the renowned clubs in India. Here is the list of a few football clubs in the city.
- Sports Men Club
- Polar Star Club
- Coastal Andhra Tigers
- Kanaka Durga FC
Tennis in VisakhapatnamTennis is another sport which is picking up its likability in youth and adults. Though played moreover as a leisure sport and a sport for fitness, there is a certain mass of people who like to take this sport as a profession. The accessibility of this sport and availability of the accessories makes Tennis a bit less followed sport however the following is no less between the residents in the city. Few of the Tennis academies are as follows:
I.B.P.CENTURY CLUB VISAKHAPATNAM
KAD Tennis Academy
Water Sports in Visakhapatnam
Stadiums in VisakhapatnamThe city has several outdoor and indoor stadiums hosting both national and international games.
- Nehru Stadium of Visakhapatnam Port Trust
- Steel Plant Township Stadium
- Police Stadium
- Zinc Stadium
- Rajashekhar Reddy Stadium (District Cricket Association's Stadium at Potinamallayyapalem)
- Indira Priyadarshini Municipal Stadium
- Swarnabharathi Indoor Stadium of Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation
- Golden Jubilee Indoor Stadium of Visakhapatnam Port Trust
- GITAM Indoor Sports Stadium, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam
Sports in Visakhapatnam has an extensive history ranging from colonial British rule till date. With all the industrial and economic commercialization, sports in the city is pick up speed and is taken up by many youngsters as a profession.