Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex

श्री शिवछत्रपती क्रिडानगरी
Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium
Full name Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium
Location Pune, India
Owner Government of India
Operator Indian Olympic Association
Capacity 11,900 (can be limited to 9,110 for ISL matches because of tarps/flags over the seats[1])
Field size 100.0 M x 68.0 M
Surface Grass, concrete
Broke ground 1992
Built 1994
Opened 1995
Renovated 2007, 2008

Pune F.C. (2010 – 2015)
Air India (2011 – 2013)
Mumbai (2011 – 2013)

DSK Shivajians (present)
FC Pune City (2014 – present)
Bharat FC (2014 – 2015)
Puneri Paltan (2014-present)

The Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex, Balewadi, Mahalunge, Pune is an Indian sports complex, which includes the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium. The complex is situated in Balewadi, Mahalunge 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.[2] The administrative office is open from 10am–5pm on Monday to Saturday except second and fourth Saturdays of calendar month and government holidays.


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

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.[3]


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. Also the 3rd Rollball World Cup in 2015 was organized here.


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.




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


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.[4] 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.[5] This stadium will also be the host for upcoming Indian Super League for FC Pune City bought by Bollywood actor Hritik Roshan.

International football matches

Aquatics Centre

Aquatic centre

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. For public usage the pool timings are 6:00 AM – 9:00AM and 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM from Monday to Saturday.

Badminton Hall

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.[6] 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.


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

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

The complex has 15 shooting ranges, with a seating capacity of 1500. The ranges are constructed according to ISSF rules world championship. Ranges: 50 m,25 m and 10 m are available [7]


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.

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.



The 333.33 m or 1,093.6 ft velodrome is outdoor and the surface is made of concrete. While it was a prime venue for the 3rd Nationals Games in the year 1993-94 it has never been a place for any major events thereafter, and was left unused. In 2014 it was announced that with a Rs 10 crore maintenance grant from the governments for the entire complex, the facelift of the velodrome had top priority. At that time the velodrome was in dilapidated state.[8]

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:

  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.


Club Sport League
FC Pune City Football Indian Super League
Pune F.C. Football I-League
Bharat FC Football I-League
Puneri Paltan Kabbadi Pro Kabaddi League
Pune Marathas American Football Elite Football League of India


Major Tournaments
Professional Leagues and Cups

Other uses


Several scenes for the 2016 film Dangal were filmed at this sports complex in December 2015. The film is about two Indian daughters who won the gold and silver medal in wrestling at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.


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