Shaheed Bhagat Singh Stadiumnear City Centre of Durgapur was inaugurated on 23rd August by Paschimbanga Govt. Sports Minister Shri Madan Mitra. This stadium has been constructed by Durgapur Municipality Corporation (DMC). This stadium undoubtedly has one of the best football grounds of not only Durgapur, but of the entire district as well.
On the occasion of the inauguration of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Stadium of Durgapur, the people of Durgapur got the rare chance of witnessing their dream football players in action. A large number of football loving people of Durgapur were present to witness the friendly football match between East Bengal, one of the best football clubs of India and Bhaichung Bhutia’s United Sikkim FC. Unexpectedly, and to the surprise of all United Sikkim FC defeated the formidable East Bengal by 1-0. N Simra scored the winner for the Sikkimese side in the 85th minute of play. Though it was a friendly match, but was played with full efforts by the players of both the sides. East Bengal played with their full side, which included players like, Sandip Nandi, Naoba Singh, Nirmal Chhetri, Uga Okpara, Ravinder Singh, Sanju Pradhan, Penn Orji, Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Beingaichho Beokhokhei, Tolgay Ozbey, Biswarup Deb, Robin Singh, Baljit Singh Sahni and others.
In the half time former East Bengal footballers and Indian football icon Bhaichung Bhutia was felicitated. The very next day Bhaichung Bhutia, perhaps the greatest Indian footballer of modern time announced his retirement from football.