Khasbag Wrestling Stadium, Kolhapur
Rajarshi Shahu Kashbag wrestling ground is on west side of Keshavrao Bhosale Drama theatre. It is used for wrestling competitions surrounding the main west area there is open space for 15 to 2000 spectators. There are total five gates for entering this wrestling ground. On the east side of the ground there is a big stage of 35*35 size. In adittion to wrestling competition, big singing programes or shows by cine artist are arranged on this ground.It is an architectural beauty.
Kolhapur city is famous for the game of wrestling in India. Shri Shahu Khasbag ground is honourable for the people in this field. This ground has seen many small to medium competitions, numerous wrestlers and has satisfied crores of people. This is located in Mangalwar Peth and is stationed at just 5 minutes of walking distance from old palace. This is a special ground and rare to find anywhere else.
This full round shaped ground with the playing area right at the centre of it. Simultaneously 4-5 wrestling pairs play in this central playing portion. There are slanted seating arrangements so that everybody can enjoy the games. Due to this, the ground looks lilke a circular concave bowl. There are entrances on the east and west sides of the ground. There is a stage for invited and honourable persons and is covered by pavilion. Surrounding the ground there are raised steel bases which keep the spectators at appropriate distance and prevent from entering the ground. About 25 to 30 thousand people can sit here. Main entrance is on the east side and has Keshavrao Bhosale drama theatre on its side.