Bogambara Stadium, Kandy

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Bogambara Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka It is one of the oldest grounds in the country. Stadium is currently used mostly for Rugby matches and hosted the games of the Singer Sri Lankan Airlines Rugby 7's. It has a capacity of 30,000.
In 1897 the grounds were converted from a lake to a playing field. At one time it was the site for carnivals, games circuses and gymkhana activities and even an execution ground during the British occupation. A number of sporting clubs including Kandy Sports Club, Young’s Stars SC, Young Wanders SC, Green Field SC and schools including St. Anthony’s, Trinity College, Sri Rahula College, St. Paul’s (now known as Sri Sumangala College), Dharmaraja College and Kingswood College used the venue to conduct cricket, football, rugby, hockey and athletics. Bogambara Stadium was not only used for sports, it was also used for folk sports including elle, bahu, thattu and gudu.
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  • It's a good place to play. There is nothing to watch like an attraction. But if so if you have time for play  more »
  • I passed by the stadium after returning from a 15 km hike and was entertained by schoolchildren who were having a competition. I am not sure if it was sports as i only saw one race round the track, bu...  more »
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  • The stadium is not up to date with facilities. It still has a turf track and no seats in all pavilions. However, the place is convenient and it is useful for many including school children, athletes, sports clubs and many more.
  • It’s near to Bogambara prison.. They got a big ground with running track. The ground is better to play rugby. Big car park is available. You don’t want to pay for parking.. You have to book this place.. In school sports meet days, it’s a very busy & crowded place. They got a modern gymnasium too.. You have to get paid membership for that..
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