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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Complex

Holding pride of place among India’s sports venues, it will host competitions in archery, athletics, football and kho-kho in the inaugural Khelo India School Games.

The world-class main stadium, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is a 60,000-seat stadium. It was built by the Government to host the athletics events and ceremonies in the 1982 Asian Games and refurbished to host the Commonwealth Games in 2010 when one of the world’s largest membrane roof system, an innovative design for roof over seating tiers, was provided. The approach ramps were designed to provide an evacuation time lesser than six minutes as per international standards. Indigenously available high strength steel plates were included in the design. The façade lighting in will cover 54,000 square meters of membrane which provides a crown shape to the stadium.

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Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex

The iconic sports complex will be the venue of badminton, basketball, boxing, gymnastics, judo, kabaddi, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling competitions in the inaugural Khelo India School Games.

The Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium seats more than 14000 spectators. It has been designed in keeping with the demand of rhythmic gymnastics to have an air velocity not exceeding 0.3m per second. Built for the 1982 Asian Games, it was renovated for the Commonwealth Games 2010 to ensure stability of roof structure without disturbing the old structure.

The KD Jadhav Wrestling Stadium was added for the Commonwealth Games 2010. It seats 6000 spectators and includes a warm-up hall.

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Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges Complex

The Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges Complex, built for 1982 Asian Games and rebuilt with increased capacity for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, will be the venue of the shooting events in the inaugural Khelo India School Games. The final range, added in time for the 2010 Games, had 10 firing poings and is capable of converting from a fully air-conditioned 10m range to non-air conditioned 25m and 50m ranges within 10 minutes.

Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherje Swimming Pool Complex

The country’s largest covered aquatic stadium, the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Pool Complex, will host the swimming events in the inaugural Khelo India School Games. It was built to hold the 1982 Asian Games.  It was upgraded and renovated for the Commonwealth Games 2010. It can seat 5000 spectators and has the largest cohestrand-supported, breathable, elliptical shaped aluminum roof, the first of its kind. It has a six-lane warm-up pool.

Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium

India’s most iconic sporting venue, having hosted the 1951 Asian Games, the National Stadium will be the stage for the Khelo India School Games hockey competition. It has three synthetic pitches. The main pitch has the capacity to seat 16200 spectators. The base-hinged lighting masts, used for sports lighting for the first time in Asia in the National Stadium, ensure that the glorious view of Central Vista from Raisina Hills is preserved.