Whether you’re part of BFC, the Amateur League or your apartment buildings 5-a-side team, you need to know where the biggest baddest shiniest floodlit grounds/arenas in the city are! So in no particular order, here’s the low-down:
What: 40,000 sq. ft. of space ideal for football + Practice nets with concrete, natural and artificial turf with basic gear for games available at the ground. Plus: Cricket practice nets, a volley ball court, badminton, table tennis and football coaching. Where: 19/1, 7th Cross, Visveshwariah Industrial Area (Off. ITPL Main Road), Whitefield Road and #35, Seetgarampalya, Hoodi Road, Whitefield Contact: +91 99804 51000 or visit the website here.
What: The home of 5-a-side football in the heart of the city. Plus: It’s where Arsenal Soccer Schools train Where: #64, Mission Road, Off Richmond Rd near St. Joseph’s Arts and Science College Contact: +91 98454 08963
What: Double backed FIFA 2 star turf, fully netted and enclosed. Plus: They have a 24 hour floodlight facility Where: Embassy Manyata Business Park, Nagavara Contact: +91 9844886666
The Bull Ring Arena
What: FIFA quality turf and lights for max 5 a side. Plus: They even have bubble football! Where: No 36, Old Madras Road Next to BMTC 6th Depot, Swamy Vivekananda Rd, Indira Nagar II Stage Contact: +91 9620444475
Bangalore Football Turf
What: A stadium, arena and a footy venue. Plus: They complement the footy with a wide variety of activities such as freestyle frisbee, yoga, cricket and even birthday parties. Where: 36/2, Royal Suites Hotel Apartments, Hennur Ring Road Junction, Bengaluru Contact: +91 9886439227 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What: 5×5 or 7×7 football field Plus: Four acres of everything else from a paintball arena to a dirt track to a skate park as well! Where: Sy No. 75, Central Jail Road, Opposite Silverwood Regency Apartments, Close to Total Mall Sarjapur Road, Kasavanahalli Contact: Book here.
Kicks On Grass
What: An Astro Turf Football Facility and cricket stadium Plus: Host of the Blues Cup (5×5 tourney) with prize money upto Rs. 13,000. Where: Bellandur, Outer Ring Road Contact: +91 98860 62456
What: 5-a-side turf Plus: Host of its own 5×5 tourney called Beyond Football. Where: 86/1C, Opp. Sri Chaitanya Techno School, SGR Dental College Road, Marathahalli, Contact: +91 98445 56181