Soccer / Rugby

Soccer/Rugby Ground

The Soccer/Rugby Ground represents an ideal venue for hosting international-level tournaments and practices, maintained with the highest standards and state-of-the-art machinery to ensure peak performance. This natural grass court is meticulously nurtured, providing an even and uniformly leveled surface that offers players an unforgettable and comfortable experience as they compete on the lush Zoysia-family greenish grass. With a spectator capacity exceeding 35,000, the grounds create the perfect ambiance for players, fostering an optimal sports environment and delivering a grand-scale competition experience. Two large digital boards are placed to facilitate scoring updates and sponsorship purposes, enhancing the overall event experience.

To encourage night-time matches, the facility is equipped with four large-scale lighting towers, providing sports enthusiasts with marvelous nighttime entertainment. Moreover, there are four well-equipped changing rooms, two office rooms, and two separate spacious changing rooms, all designed to cater to the needs of players and organizers. For special guests and VIPs, exclusive facilities are available, ensuring their comfort and enjoyment. The grandstand area provides a designated space for special spectators to relish the action. Additionally, a cafeteria is conveniently located to satisfy your culinary cravings.

Come and be a part of the excitement at the Soccer/Rugby Ground, where top-notch facilities and a vibrant atmosphere combine to create an unparalleled sports and entertainment experience.


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.

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