Sports Facilities in Solapur
Sports Info Tech Centre
Solapur Municipal Corporation has built a huge sports complex namely Sports Info Tech centre, with an aim of developing and spreading the sports culture throughout the country. Various sports facilities are arranged here for the common people and sports men in the city that attract more people into sports. Some of the sports facilities given in Sports Infotech Centre by Solapur Municipal Corporation are as follows.
• Shri Markandhey Swimming Pool
• Swatantra Savarkar Swimming Pool
Shri Markandhey Swimming Pool in Ashok Cowk is a Olympic size swimming tank (21x51) with a capacity of 200 to 250 people. Swatantra Savarkar Swimming Pool in Park Maidan is of 12X25 in size with a capacity of 100 to 150 people. Timing in these swimming pools is between 6 am to 11:30 am and between 2 pm and 5:30 pm. Thursday is holiday here.
These swimming pools charges a monthly fee of Rs 150 and annual fee of 750, which are very nominal. Besides, students and corporation members get 50% discounts in the fees to practice in the swimming pool. Shri Markhandhey swimming pool charges Rs 4,000 for functions and deposite of Rs 1,500, while Swatantra Savarkar swimming pool charges Rs, 2500 with a deposite of Rs 1,000.
The Sports Infor Tech centre in Solapur also homes a well-established gymnasium with modern equipments and qualified trainers. The gymnasium charges Rs 200 for public, Rs 100 for college students and Rs 60 for school students.
Adult people should submit medical certificate and two passport sized photographs as documents to get membership in this sports complex. School Bonafied certificate, medical certificate and two passport sized photographs are the required documents for students to get concession.
Indira Gandhi Stadium
Indira Gandhi Stadium is a cricket ground in Solapur district that were witnessed to 10 first class matches and five List A matches. The first and last matches conducted in this ground are respectively in 1952 and 1994. The ground was formerly known as Park Maidan. Ranji Trophy, Deodhar Trophy, Vijay Merchant Trophy, Polly Umrigar Trophy, CK Nayudu Trophy, National Under-22 Tournament, and National Tournament Under-25 etc are the major tournaments held in Indira Gandhi Stadium Solapur.
Sahara Sports Club
Sahara Sports Club is a basketball sports club located in Solapur.
There are many schools and colleges in Solapur that give systematic training to the students in various sports items like cricket, football, badminton, skating, martial arts etc., with an aim of finding out the inborn talent of students and provide foundation in their interesting fields. It really helps today’s budding champions be shaped into the sports stars of the future.