A Guide to Fortress Stadium, Lahore

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Fortress Stadium is a recreational and commercial hub situated in the city of Lahore. It is one of the most popular destinations locally, offering a wide range of activities and attractions for people of all ages and interests.

Graana.com gives an overview of everything you need to know about Fortress Stadium.


Overview of Fortress Stadium

Fortress Stadium, more commonly referred to as Fortress, has gained immense popularity as a family entertainment centre. The  Fortress Square Mall was built in its vicinity in 2014, thus attracting more visitors to the area.

The mall offers a high-end shopping experience, plus kids can enjoy themselves at the nearby Joyland, Sindbad, or St. John Park, all of which are within walking distance from each other.

Location of Fortress Stadium


A building of Fortress Stadium


Fortress Stadium is situated on Aziz Bhatti Road in the Cantonment Area of Lahore. Although it is primarily a sports ground, it also offers vast outdoor space for recreational and commercial activities.

The stadium is not frequently used for sports events anymore but continues to be a bustling commercial centre. Despite this, the overall structure of the stadium has remained largely unchanged.


National Horse and Cattle Show

Fortress Stadium hosts the annual National Horse and Cattle Show, which showcases livestock and spectacular displays of horsemanship, racing, folk dancing, and more.

Entertainment Options

Spread over a vast area of more than 30 acres, Fortress Stadium offers an impressive range of recreational activities to visitors. With a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants, it is one of the busiest commercial districts in the city.

Fortress Square Mall

Fortress Square Mall is a top shopping destination that features a designated parking are. Both local and international clothing brands, as well as a large food court with multiple cuisine options.

Cinepax Cinemas, built on the second floor, shows the latest releases. While Super Space (an indoor amusement park) offers a variety of rides, games, and activities.

There is also a play area for kids called Rainbow Garden in the mall, along with a bowling alley that is especially popular among teenagers. Carrefour, the global chain of hypermarkets, is also located here for grocery and essential shopping. 

Joyland Amusement Park


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Joyland is a thrilling amusement park with a vast selection of rides that are suitable for all ages. The park is open daily from 4 pm to 12 am, and you can take unlimited rides with a single ticket.

Regarded as one of the top parks in Lahore, Joyland features popular rides like Drop Tower, Tagada, Discovery, Flying Carpet, and more. 

St. John Park

St. John Park is a triangular park situated across from the stadium and adjacent to Aziz Bhatti Road. It’s a well-known picnic spot for families, featuring shaded trees and the famous Fortress Fountain.

The park offers a great place for families to relax after a day of shopping at the mall and allows children to enjoy some fresh air.

Sindbad’s Wonderland


Sindbad's Wonderland


Sindbad’s Wonderland is another nearby entertainment option in Lahore’s Fortress Stadium area. It features several classic and modern arcade games and toddler-friendly rides. The Wonderland also has a food court with numerous options, making it an excellent location for family outings or birthday celebrations.

Among the amusement park’s popular rides are Spin Zone Cars, Venturer – 3D Simulator, and Jumping Jet. It is open every day from 3 pm to 11 pm.

Visiting Hours

Most of the places in the area are open from Monday to Friday, between 11 am and 9 pm, and from 12 pm to 11 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 

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