Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex
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|Shree Shiv Chhtrapati Sports Complex|
|श्री शिवछत्रपती क्रिडानगरी|
|Full name||Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex|
|Owner||Government of India|
|Operator||Indian Olympic Association|
|Field dimensions||100.0 M x 68.0 M|
|Pune Marathas (2012 onwards)|
Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune is an Indian sports complex. The complex is situated in Balewadi, Pune, about 14–15 km from Pune downtown and 4–5 km from Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, Hinjewadi, Pune. This complex was the venue for the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games.
This complex was built in 1994 for the National Games 1994, which were hosted by Pune. The 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games were hosted here. In 2008 the World Junior Table Tennis Circuit was successfully held here. The 2009 FIVB Men's Junior World Championship was held here. It was won by Brazil. The city is also the host of FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship for Women 2009.
The athletics stadium also hosts the I-League matches for Pune F.C.. It has also hosted matches for the India national football team. India played against Vietnam in a friendly match over here. India played their first match in the 2012 London Olympic Qualifiers (first round) against Myanmar. India won it by a score 2-1. India drew with Qatar in the 2012 London Olympic Qualifier (Second round) at the stadium by a score 1-1. Then during the 2011 Indian Federation Cup the Balewadi Sports Complex co-hosted with the Salt Lake Stadium the Federation Cup group-stages. The Federation Cup is the second most important football competition in India.
- International football matches
|8 October 2010||India||3 – 1||Vietnam||Pune|
|Chhetri 25', 48', 72'||Report||Thanh 62'||Stadium: Balewadi Sports Complex
Referee: Dinesh Nair (India)
|23 February 2011||India u23||2 – 1||Myanmar u23||Pune|
|Mai Aih Naing||Stadium: Balewadi Sports Complex
|23 June 2011||India u23||1 – 1||Qatar u23||Pune|
|Khalid Muftah o.g.||Mohammed Elneel||Stadium: Balewadi Sports Complex
Other Games 
- American Football
The 2009 FIVB Men's Junior World Championship was held on 31 July 2009 to 9 August 2009. Host India ended 4th in this tournament. This Tournament was conducted in Badminton Hall and Boxing Arena. Brazil won this championship.
Athletics Stadium 
The Athletics stadium has a seating capacity of over 1 people at a time, Flood lights and an 8 lane track.
Aquatics Centre 
Badminton Hall 
The Badminton hall 6 competition courts and 4 warm-up courts, and has a seating capacity of 3800 people at a time. This hall is air condition and has wooden floor. It has changing room for players and sitting & lounges for VIPs.
Boxing Arena 
The Boxing arena has 3 rings, and 5 warm-up rings, with a seating capacity of 3500 peoples. This hall is air conditioned and has changing rooms for players. This arena is the host of 2011 World Series Boxing.
Shooting Range 
|Shooting Range||Seating Capacity||Firing points||Notes|
|10m Shooting Range||425||80||A/C|
|25m Shooting Range||425||50||Non A/C|
|50m Shooting Range||700||80||Non A/C|
|Combined Trap and Skee Shooting Range 1||Non A/C|
|Combined Trap and Skee Shooting Range 2||Non A/C|
|Combined Trap and Skee Shooting Range 3||Non A/C|
Table Tennis Hall 
The hall, with a seating capacity of 1500 people, successfully held World Junior Table Tennis Circuit in September 2008. This has 4 competition tables and 4 warm up tables. This hall is air conditioned and has changing rooms for players. Seating and lounges are for VIPs.
Tennis Court 
The Tennis courts feature one central court and four competition courts, with six warm-up courts. Centre court has a seating capacity of 4200 people. T\\
Weightlifting Hall 
This hall seats 3000 people. It hosted the 2009 commonwealth bench press championships. The most famous athlete to compete was Britain's strongest man Paddy the Pac man Jumelle. The hall is air conditioned and has one competition podium and 10 warm-up platforms. Seating and lounges are provided for VIPs. There is also a changing room for competitors.
Wrestling Hall 
The wrestling hall has four rings, and six warm-up rings with a seating capacity of 4400 people. This has seating and lounges for VIPs. This also has change room for players. This is an air conditioned hall.
This is not the only velodrome in India,
Games Village 
This is a non sporting venue at the sports city with 400 rooms, ranging between three and five star.
Other Buildings 
The other buildings are as follows:
- Cultural Centre
- Fitness Centre
This centre has equipment to develop physical and physiological attributes. This hall is air condition hall and has provision for Yoga and Meditation. This has provision for sauna and chill water bath for recovery.
- Sports Science Centre
This centre has sauna and chill water bath. This has seven departments:
- Central dope collection centre.
- Department of bio-mechanics.
- Department of nutrition and ergogenic aids.
- Department of physiotherapy.
- Department of Psychology.
- Department of sports rehabilitation.
- Human performance and evolution laboratory.
- Major Tournaments
|1||1994||National Games of India|
|2||2008||World Junior Table Tennis Circuit|
|3||2008 (Details)||Commonwealth Youth Games|
|4||2009 (Details)||Men's Junior Volleyball World Championship|
|5||2009 (Details)||FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship for Women|
|6||2011 (Details)||Rollball World Cup.|
|7||2011||World Series Boxing|
- Professional Leagues and Cups
|1||American Football||Pune Marathas||Elite Football League of India (Begins 12 Nov 2012)||2012-13||0|
|2||Football (Soccer)||Pune||I-League||2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12||39|
|3||Football (Soccer)||Group A and Group B||Indian Federation Cup||2011||12|
- "Balewadi sports complex gears up for Youth Games". Indian Express. 4 September 2008. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
- 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games (Badminton Venue) official site
- 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games (Shooting Venue) official site