Famous stadiums across the globe converted into makeshift hospitals to fight coronavirus

 | Updated: Apr 02, 2020, 03:34 PM IST

Famous stadiums across the world are being used as mass quarantine facilities due to shortage of beds and hospitals. Take a look at famous sporting stadiums that once hosted major games now host vicitims of coronavirus. 

Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

The New York stadium complex that hosts the annual US Open tennis tournament every summer will be used as a makeshift hospital to bolster efforts to care for patients during the coronavirus pandemic.


Watford FC's Vicarage Road stadium

Premier League team Watford FC have handed their home stadium, the Vicarage Road to the NHS to help fight the coronavirus. 


Nehru Stadium

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) will hand over the stadium that hosted the 2010 CWG games to the Delhi Government. The Nehru Stadium will be used as a quarantine center. 


Brazil's Maracana sports complex

Brazil's Maracana sports complex in Rio de Janeiro, which includes the world famous soccer stadium, will become a temporary hospital to help fight coronavirus, state authorities said on Thursday.

As cases of coronavirus have spread in Brazil, reaching over 2,900 on Thursday, state authorities have sought sports venues for use as temporary hospitals.


Scarlets stadium

Workers were laying floors and connecting electricity sockets on an expanse of astroturf on Monday (March 30) as they raced to create a hospital for patients with Covid-19 inside a Welsh professional rugby team's training facility.

With the sporting calendar blank for an indefinite period due to a national lockdown, the Scarlets have offered to convert several parts of their home stadium in the Welsh town of Llanelli into a temporary hospital.


Indira Gandhi athletic stadium

The Indira Gandhi Athletic stadium that has hosted several ISL matches will now be a temporary coronavirus isolation centre in Assam.