Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex

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Shree Shiv Chhtrapati Sports Complex
श्री शिवछत्रपती क्रिडानगरी
Full name Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex
Location Pune, India
Broke ground 1992
Built 1994
Opened 1995
Renovated 2007, 2008
Owner Government of India
Operator Indian Olympic Association
Surface Grass, concrete
Capacity 22,000 (Balewadi Stadium)
Field size 100.0 M x 68.0 M
Tenants

Pune (2010–present)
Air India (2011-2013)
Mumbai (2011-2013)

Pune Marathas (2012 onwards), Pune ISL team

Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune is an Indian sports complex, which includes Balewadi Stadium. 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.[1]

History[edit]

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.

Other Games[edit]

American Football

Beginning in fall 2012, the Athletics Stadium will undergo a retrofitting and become the host stadium for the Elite Football League of India and the home arena for the Pune Marathas.[2]

Rollball

The 2011 Rollball World Cup was held in this games village. This was the first world cup of Rollball. Denmark was the winner of this tournament.

Volleyball

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.

Facilities[edit]

Stadia[edit]

Main Stadium[edit]

Athletics

The Athletics stadium has a seating capacity of roughly 20,000 people at a time, Flood lights and an 8 lane track.

Football
India versus Vietnam football match in the Athletics Stadium

The athletics stadium also hosts the I-League matches for Pune F.C.. It has also hosted matches for the India national football team.[3] 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.[4] This stadium will also be the host for upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) for Pune team bought by Bollywood actor Salman Khan.

International football matches

Aquatics Centre[edit]

This Aquatics centre contains two 50 x 25m swimming pools, with a seating capacity of 3500 people. This has changing room for players. Seating and lounges are for VIPs.

Badminton Hall[edit]

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.[5] This venue is the home ground of Pune Pistons a franchise in Indian Badminton League (IBL). So far 3 IBL matches have been played on this venue.

Basketball[edit]

The first edition of FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship for Women was played on this stadium from 30 November 2009 to 6 December 2009. Host India finished on fifth position..

Boxing Arena[edit]

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[edit]

The complex has 15 shooting ranges, with a seating capacity of 1500. The ranges are constructed according to ISSF rules world championship.[6]

Ranges

Table Tennis Hall[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Velodrome[edit]

This is not the only velodrome in India,

Games Village[edit]

This is a non sporting venue at the sports city with 400 rooms, ranging between three and five star.

Other Buildings[edit]

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:

  1. Central dope collection centre.
  2. Department of bio-mechanics.
  3. Department of nutrition and ergogenic aids.
  4. Department of physiotherapy.
  5. Department of Psychology.
  6. Department of sports rehabilitation.
  7. Human performance and evolution laboratory.

Tournaments[edit]

Major Tournaments
Professional Leagues and Cups

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 18°34′29″N 73°45′40″E / 18.574745°N 73.760984°E / 18.574745; 73.760984