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.