The Outdoor Basketball Court is conveniently situated adjacent to the main entrance of the outdoor stadium on the left side, serving as a versatile space for both practice sessions and leisurely play. A small seating area is provided for supporters to enjoy the games. This court is frequently used for school practices, it is an invaluable resource for school basketball players. The court is surrounded by a pleasant environment adorned with green shelter, creating a serene atmosphere that allows you to fully immerse yourself in the sport and relax your mind. Playing basketball in the most famous and largest stadium in Sri Lanka is not only a source of pride but also an opportunity to elevate your lifestyle standards. Come and partake in the joy of basketball at our Outdoor Basketball Court, where you can refine your skills, engage with fellow enthusiasts, and take pride in being a part of a thriving sports community.
The facility was a brainchild of V.A. Sugathadasa, the former Mayor of Colombo Municipal Council and the first Minister of Sports in Sri Lanka and construction of the Sugathadasa Outdoor Stadium commenced on January 16, 1957 and completed on December 16, 1962. Subsequent to various other development initiatives, the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex was entrusted to the Ministry of Sports as a trust fund with effect from 1st of February 1995 and the Act No. 17 of 1999 was submitted to the Parliament of Sri Lanka on 20th April 1999 for incorporating it as the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex.