Integrated Sports Complex, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
Facilities available in Integrated Sports Complex are a Synthetic Athletic Track, Natural Football Turf, Indoor Hydrotherapy Swimming Pool, Air conditioned Indoor Squash Courts, Air- conditioned Indoor Badminton Hall, Volleyball Court and Basketball Court with floodlight. In addition, a Sports Hostel for Girls is functioning.
In 27 districts, 31 Swimming pools are available, i.e. Ariyalur, Cuddalore, Chennai (Velachery Aquatic Complex, Anna Swimming Pool, Mogappair and Shenoy Nagar), Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode, Kancheepuram, Kanyakumari, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Perambalur, Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Sivagangai, Thanjavur, Theni, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli (one at District Sports Complex and another at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Campus), Tiruvallur, Thoothukudi, Tiruvarur, Tiruvannamalai, Viluppuram and Virudhunagar.
Synthetic Tennis Courts
In 14 districts, 16 Synthetic Tennis Courts are available, i.e., Chennai (Tennis Stadium Nungambakkam, Nehru Park Sports Complex and Mogappair), Ariyalur, Cuddalore, Kancheepuram, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Perambalur, Ramanathapuram, Salem, The Nilgiris (Udhagamandalam), Thanjavur, Tirunelveli, Tiruchirappalli and Tiruvannamalai districts.
Synthetic Hockey Turfs
In 6 districts, 7 Synthetic Hockey Turfs are available, i.e., Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium (Chennai), YMCA College of Physical Education Campus (Chennai), Madurai, Kovilpatti (Thoothukudi), Ramanathapuram, Tiruchirappalli and Tirunelveli.
Synthetic Athletic Tracks
In 7 districts, eight Synthetic Athletic Tracks are available, i.e. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and Warm-up Track area of Integrated Sports Complex in Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tiruvannamalai and The Nilgiris (Udhagamandalam).
Multipurpose Indoor Stadia
26 Multipurpose Indoor Stadia have been built in the following 21 Districts. In Chennai, it is available at Nehru Park Sports Complex, Shenoy Nagar, Velachery Aquatic Complex, Mogappair Sports Complex and Integrated Sports Complex adjacent to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The Districts provided with multipurpose indoor stadia are Ariyalur, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Kancheepuram, Kanyakumari, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirappalli (One at District Sports Complex and another one at Srirangam), Tirunelveli, Tiruppur, Tiruvannamalai, Tiruvarur, Villuppuram and Virudhunagar.The games of Badminton, Basketball, Fencing, Handball, Judo, Kabaddi, Table Tennis and Volleyball could be practiced here.
District Sports Complexes
District Sports Complexes have been established in all the district headquarters except Tiruppur and newly formed districts to benefit the sportspersons and general public in the districts. In Tiruppur District, construction of District Sports Complex is in progress. In all these sports complexes, playfield facilities for Athletics, Basketball, Football, Kabaddi and Volleyball are available. Facilities for other disciplines are also being established in a phased manner.
Maintenance of Infrastructure
Every year, the Government sanctions a total grant of Rs.347.70 lakh towards maintenance of various sports infrastructure facilities under the control of Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu viz, Rs.125.00 Lakh for maintenance of SAF Games Stadia at Chennai, Rs.65.00 Lakh for Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai, Rs.84.20 Lakh for Special Civil and Electrical Repairs to modern stadia, Rs.66.00 Lakh for maintenance of District Sports Complexes and Rs.7.50 Lakh for maintenance of Swimming Pools.
Availability of Sports Infrastructure facilities in the State
The list of sports infrastructure facilities available in the State under the control of SDAT is appended in Annexure.