Sports in Lucknow

Lucknowites have indulged in a variety of sports down the ages including traditional wrestling (kushti), kabbadi, chess, kite flying, pigeon racing and cock fighting. In the modern era they have taken to cricket, hockey, football, tennis, badminton, golf and horse racing. Lucknow today has its own Hockey India League team, the Uttar Pradesh Wizards and its own Indian Badminton League team, the Awadhe Warriors. The Guru Gobind Singh Sports College and Lucknow Cricket Hostel, amongst others, nurture sporting talent in the city.

Cricket Stadium in lucknow

Eminent sports personalities from Lucknow have contributed immensely to Indian sport. They include hockey players K.D. Singh and Mohammed Shahid, who represented India in the Olympics, tennis player Ghaus Mohammed Khan, who was the first Indian to make it to the Wimbledon quarter finals, and cricketers Mohammed Kaif, R. P. Singh, Suresh Raina, Praveen Kumar and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.

Some of the most popular events on the city sporting calendar today include the Sheesh Mahal Cricket Tournament, the oldest cricket tournament in India, Hockey India League and Indian Badminton League matches. Lucknow has also hosted International Tennis Federation matches in the past.

Cricket in Lucknow


There are many cricket academies in Lucknow namely, Abhijeet Sinha Cricket Academy, Lucknow Cricket Hostel, Naqvi Cricket Academy and Drona Cricket Academy.

Hockey India League in Lucknow


Hockey India League LucknowThe Hockey India League is also played in Lucknow; it is known as called Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the city.

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Indian Badminton League in Lucknow


The Indian Badminton League also has a team in Lucknow. The franchise is called Awadhe Warriors and consists of P.V. Sindhu, Guru Sai Dutt, K. Srikanth, Ruthvika Shivani, K. Maneesha, Nanda Gopala and others. It is owned by the Sahara India Pariwar and is based at the Babu Banarasi Das U.P. Badminton Academy in the city.

Stadiums in Lucknow

A number of stadiums cater to sportspersons and sports enthusiasts in Lucknow. They include the K.D. Singh Babu Stadium, Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium, LDA Stadium, RDSO Stadium, Dr. Akhilesh Dasgupta Stadium, Chowk Stadium and mini stadiums in Gomti Nagar and Rajajipuram. Located in Hazratganj, the K.D. Singh Babu Stadium is the city’s main stadium. Having a capacity of 25,000, it has hosted a number of cricket and hockey matches and offers facilities for cricket, hockey, badminton and swimming. Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium, which has been refitted with an astro turf surface, is located on the city’s periphery, within the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College complex on Kursi Road. LDA Stadium in Aliganj has facilities for hockey, basketball and lawn tennis.

Lucknow Football Clubs


Football is gaining popularity in Lucknow though it does not match the popularity of cricket. Football enthusiasts get their dose of matches played by Chowk Sporting and Sahara FC at Chowk Stadium and Dilkusha grounds.

Lucknow Race Course


Located on Bahadur Shah Marg in the cantonment area of Lucknow, the race course has a long history having been established in 1880. Spread over 70 acres, it is a much needed green oasis in the heart of the city.

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Lucknow Golf Club


The Lucknow Golf Club on Kalidas Marg is where lovers of the game can swing their clubs. Located next to La Martiniere, it was established in the mid-19th century. It offers its members a range of facilities including fairways, a clubhouse, bar and restaurant and a gymnasium. The Captain’s Cup and Abeer Gulal golf tournaments are popular events on the calendar.

Guru Gobind Singh Sports College


The Guru Gobind Singh Sports College in Lucknow offers sportspersons world class facilities for cricket, hockey, athletics, football and volleyball. In fact, the Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium is located within the college complex. It is located on Kursi Road, 10 km from the heart of the city.

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    KAPIL KUMAR from Meerut 192 Days ago

    Mujhe cricket bahut jyada pasand hai bahut hi jyada pasand hai

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    Kapil Kumar from Meerut 192 Days ago

    Sar mein bahut Gareeb Hoon Meri age 18. 5 Mere 18. 5 mahine ka hua hoon sir mujhe cricket line mein bhoot maza aata Hai dekhne Dekhne Mein Bhi aur khelne main Aisa Lagta hai ki mai khelta Cricket main sir please my help you thank you thank you thank you sir

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    Rahul palfrom Kanpur dehat 134 Days ago

    I am sport person

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    Rahul palfrom Kanpur dehat 134 Days ago

    I am sport person

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    Manish yadav from Varanasi 226 Days ago

    Main kushti khelna chahata hu

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    kamlesh kumar from basti 418 Days ago

    Sir I am 18 year old can I play kabadi and how To join academy pless help

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    Anuj Kumar chauhan from Kushinagar 426 Days ago

    I'm 17 year old I 'm interested in cricket.how to apply for admission.

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    Rajeshkumargoswami from Faizabad 432 Days ago

    Iwant to join in Hockey team

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    Harshit Pratap Singh from Barabanki 468 Days ago

    Sir I am 14 years I want selection in cricket Please Sir

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    Abhay Awasthi from Shahjahanpur 501 Days ago

    I am interested in cricket how to apply for admissions.

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    Garima from Lucknow 530 Days ago

    Im interested in Kabbadi classes,how to apply for admissions

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    GHANSHYAM AHIRfrom GORAKHPUR 318 Days ago

    which class

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    GHANSHYAM AHIRfrom GORAKHPUR 318 Days ago

    which class

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    Abhishek Kumar from Lakhimpur khiri 537 Days ago

    Sir,I love cricket.I like cricket.Mai cricket khelna chahta hu Sir,Please guide me in future.Thank you so much sir

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    Azad alam from Kushinagar 537 Days ago

    I want make a cricketer sir

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    GHANSHYAM YADAVfrom Gorakhpur 318 Days ago

    kabadi

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    Abhishek Kumar from Lakhimpur khiri 537 Days ago

    Sir,I love cricket.I like cricket.Mai cricket khelna chahta hu Sir,Please guide me in future.Thank you so much sir

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    shubham kumar from sultanpur 545 Days ago

    Sir, I want to week a cricketer in my life

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    Shrawan kumar from Lucknow 545 Days ago

    Admition for football

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    Raj chetry from Assam(tezpur) 545 Days ago

    Main cricket joine krna chat hu

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    AAMIR KHAN from RAIBARELI 548 Days ago

    sir i want training in football though i had played many tournaments on the behalf of my school but i want to play on a bigger level i am16 yrs old

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    Vivek yadav from Ballia 573 Days ago

    Sir mai kabbadi khelna chahta hu mujhe training chahiye

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    Piyush Singh from Lucknow 580 Days ago

    Please tell me the club/stadium for basket ball in Lucknow. so that my child ahead in this game Thanks

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    Veena Rajput from Lucknow 599 Days ago

    Sir,my boy want to play cricket,but he studying in class9th

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    Shivam Tiwari from Haryana 601 Days ago

    I want to become a cricketer but I am so far from lucknow.But I would like to play for UP

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    Tanisha singh from Sitapur 628 Days ago

    Sir I want to play football but I don't have any academy how can I become a footballer

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    Tanisha singh from Sitapur 628 Days ago

    Sir I want to play football but I don't have any academy how can I become a footballer

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    Gaurav singh from lucknow 643 Days ago

    Good morning sir I want a good training centre for volleyball game and I a booster I love this game and I am finding my future in it thank u Gaurav singh 8181059883

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    Aamir khan from pilibhit 650 Days ago

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    Adesh Pathak from Bahraich 661 Days ago

    Sir mai kabbadi khelna chahta hu Mujhe training chahiye

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    Saucy ansh yadav from Neelmatha (Lucknow) 661 Days ago

    Children age and date of admission or new chep

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    rishi pandey from sultanpur 675 Days ago

    Sir mai kabaddi khelna chata hu all rounder Mujhe kabaddi ke training chaiye sir..

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    Sanjay maurya from Varansi 699 Days ago

    Sir may cricket khelana chahata hurt right hand bat

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    Yogesh Jurail from Tundla Distt.Firozabad 710 Days ago

    SirI would like to make carrier in cricket. I am 8th class student and my D.O.B is 26.12.2003. Request you please suggest. Regards Yogesh Jurail 9871612342

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    aniket singh from varanasi 718 Days ago

    I want to make career in football. But i need information about it and training center in lucknow and their fees and requirements.

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    Shubham yadav from Lucknow 741 Days ago

    I want to make career in kabbadi. But I need information about it and training centres in Lucknow and their fees and requirements.

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    Shubham yadav from Lucknow 741 Days ago

    I want to make career in kabbadi. But I need information about it and training centres in Lucknow and their fees and requirements.

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    Aniket singh from Gomti nagar lucknow 773 Days ago

    Please contact number sand me the for apply in badminton is 28 out.pleaseThanks

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    Aniket singh from Gomti nagar lucknow 773 Days ago

    Please contact number sand me the for apply in badminton is 28 out.pleaseThanks

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    Harendra Upadhyay from Aligarh 786 Days ago

    Sir mujhe cochhing karni h

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    prathmesh bajpayee from lucknow 795 Days ago

    sir i want to become a powerlifter so what can i do for my best carrier in powerlifting

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    prathmesh bajpayee from lucknow 795 Days ago

    sir i want to become a powerlifter so what can i do for my best carrier in powerlifting

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    Vikas rao from Lucknow 800 Days ago

    Hello!sir I am Vikas rao.I want to.join football so can u inform me that space is available or not thankyou

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    Ashutosh sachan from Lucknow 807 Days ago

    I want to play kabbadi... Any coaching.. For my best performance...or any club of kabbadi in Lucknow. ...plz reply

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    bhanu pratap rana from lucknow 807 Days ago

    Hi i m bhanu i want to join kabaddi please informe me how i can join kabaddi coch in lucknow

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    pradeep yadav from Allahabad 818 Days ago

    Sir mai kabaddi me training lena chahta huKya mujhe admission mil sakta hai...

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    amit dubey from up (mau) indian 822 Days ago

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    Zirgham haider from Jalalpur akbarpur 839 Days ago

    Sir mera bhai fast bowler hai aur best batsman hai aur lambai bhi 6 fit se ooper hai 17 year ka hai kya admission mil sakta hai

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    Nitin Kumar from Th. Nawabganj (Bareilly) 881 Days ago

    Sir, m cricket m admission lena chata hu..10th pass 1998 dob h.. Sir mere lye bowling m interest h Sir aap bataye mujhe admissions mile ga ya nhi....

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    mohd faaz from bijnor 900 Days ago

    Sir,Admition kab ,kese,our kitni age main hote h for cricket

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    lucknowonline.in Expertfrom 899 Days ago

    Visit the cricket academy mentioned in our list to get detail about the course duration, fees, facilities and more.

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    Parul gupta from Lucknow 923 Days ago

    Plz update me about badminton tournaments in lucknow

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    Viraaj rajput from Azamgarh 937 Days ago

    Sir main cricket khelna chaahta hu please mujhe aap ki help chahiye sir please help sir

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    khushi singh from fauladpur ghazipur 950 Days ago

    Sir mai run me admission Lena chahti hu aur kabedi nhi achhi khel leti hu please request me

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    Rehan Aamad from Basti 952 Days ago

    Sir i want to play volleyball becouse its my dream i heartly requested please give me one chance that is my father dream he to become a volleywall player sir i hope you give me a chance mob 9984465144

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    pramod kumar mishra from lucknow 960 Days ago

    Joining to the cricket academy

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    Sunil Kushwaha from Kushinagar 960 Days ago

    Mai abhi graduation mai hu,mai athletes banana chahata hu,abhi mai Lucknow mai hu

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    BELAL SHEIKH from FATEHPUR 984 Days ago

    I WANT TO ADDMISSION IN BBD

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    amit verma from sultanpur 996 Days ago

    सर मै क्रिकेट व दौड़ना चाहता हूं मै ग्यारह सेकण्ड में सौ मीटर दौड़ता हूं और मै क्रिकेट भी अच्छा खेलता हू

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    Mohd kaif from Kichha untranchal 1013 Days ago

    Sir mujhe admission chahiye sports academy me

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    ankit kumar from raebareli 1013 Days ago

    my request sir mujhe batminton me admison chahiye

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    shahid khan from amethi 1035 Days ago

    Sar mughe cricket school mai admissionn karwana हi admissionn kaise karway plz help me sir

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    Rishabh gupta from shahjahanpur 1059 Days ago

    sir plese mujhe cricket khelna h me acha khal leta hu but mujhe koi spoot kerne wala koi nhi h islia mujhe aage badhne ke lia advice digia plese. MY NO.8318157713,9580555368,9026592477

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    farhat Kaifwatson from lucknow 1128 Days ago

    I want to become a badminton players but I have no ideas how I can join the badminton area so please give me ideas.because I love a lot this game.................Farhat kaifwatson ...........

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    ashish gupta from Ghazipur 1273 Days ago

    I am playing the cricket I love cricket

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    lucknowonline.in Expertfrom 1273 Days ago

    Hi! You can also join cricket academy to hone your skill in the game of sports. Go through the list to find famous cricket coaching academy in Lucknow.
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    Raj Narayan from Lucknow 1352 Days ago

    I want to play volleyball because I like this game very much.........how I can join please sujjest me......Thank you...... Raj Narayan..... Mob no.7523884184

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