Bangalore is a very active city when it comes to sports. You name a sport and Bangalore will provide you with a club or an academy for it. You will find stadiums for all the popular sports in Bangalore like cricket, football, hockey and golf.
Cricket has always been a favorite sport for the people of Bangalore. With teams like the Royal Challengers Bangalore & Bangalore Brigadiers, cricket is spread across every nook & corner of Bangalore.
The Karnataka State Academy Association or the present Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore is one of the most famous cricket stadiums in the world which has hosted many world cups and other test matches.
In the field of Badminton the home-team of the BOP group-The Banga Beats (Indian Badminton League) has always been very famous. Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, White Peacock Badminton Academy, Tom’s Badminton Academy are one of he most prominent ones in Bangalore.
A Women Tennis Tournament called the Canara Bank Bangalore Open (2003-2008) was the biggest women’s tournament in the south. Mahesh Bhupati, the Grand Slam Winner, also belongs to Bangalore. KSLTA Tennis Stadium, Tennis Village & Kanteerava Indoor Stadium have been a host to many Tennis Events in the Silicon City of India.
Bangalore is a home to a Football Stadium of its own, South United Football Club and KarnatakaState Football Association to take care of the budding talents in this field. Two of the eminent names attached to Bangalore are Shanmugam Venkatesh & Mani Maran.
With respect to city's love for the sports, the city authorities
have planned to form up sports cities in different parts like, Chikaballapur,
Kolar and at Mysore
Other sports like golf, hockey, swimming etc. are also promoted in Bangalore and the list goes on & on. Some other eminent Stadiums in the city are: