Sugathadasa Outdoor Stadium

Sugathadasa Outdoor Stadium boasts a diverse range of facilities, including a 400m track, 200m track, soccer/rugby ground, beach volleyball court, and a basketball court.

400m Track

The Outdoor 400m Track proudly stands as the only Class 1 synthetic athletic track in Sri Lanka, symbolizing the pinnacle of athletic infrastructure in the nation. This versatile facility welcomes athletes of all disciplines, accommodating a comprehensive range of track and field events. The track’s consistent surface offers athletes a uniform platform to pursue their highest achievements. Our dedicated discuss cage adheres to stringent international safety standards, ensuring the well-being of both athletes and fans. Every piece of equipment on this track is of world-class quality, facilitating a wide array of track and field events, including running, steeplechase, discus, shot put, high jump, pole vault, triple jump, and long jump, among others. Additionally, ¬†We provide infrastructure facilities for daily training to enhance the performance of the top eight national athletes who represent our country at the senior, junior, and school levels of athletics, all at no cost.

200m Track

The 200m track is purpose-built to cater to athletes, offering them a convenient warm-up venue before their events. This versatile facility encompasses both the track itself and in-side ground, accommodating a range of activities including running, long jump, triple jump, and shot put. To enhance the experience for participants and organizers, there is a small pavilion available on-site. We extend the use of this facility to a variety of occasions, including sports events, practice sessions, festivals, children’s activities, and various other sports and recreational pursuits. For the comfort of all users, we maintain two wellappointed washrooms and two office rooms for organizers’ administrative needs. Additionally, a green shelter area on one side of the facility provides shade and relaxation.

Situated near the main gate of the outdoor stadium, this facility enjoys easy accessibility. We are committed to providing international-level sports equipment for athletic practices, ensuring that athletes have access to top-notch resources to fine-tune their skills. Whether you’re an athlete or simply looking to stay active, our 200m track is available for daily athletic practices, welcoming participants of all levels. It serves as a valuable resource for the sports community and enthusiasts. Come and experience the benefits of training in this outstanding facility.

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.

Beach Volleyball Court

The Beach Volleyball Court is located adjacent to the main gate of the outdoor stadium on the left side. constructed with sea sand to replicate the authentic beach conditions, ensuring an enjoyable experience for both athletes and the general public.

This court serves a variety of purposes, making it suitable for local events, practice sessions, and leisurely play. The lush green surroundings create an atmosphere of freedom and relaxation, setting the stage for a delightful game. You and your friends can enjoy a game of beach volleyball in the largest sports complex in Sri Lanka, and all at a reasonable cost. For your convenience, we provide changing rooms and related facilities tailored to your needs. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment that allows you to derive maximum enjoyment from your experience, while simultaneously contributing to your physical and mental well-being. Come and embrace the opportunity to achieve more while having a great time at our Beach Volleyball Court.

Jogging/Walking Path

Around the Sugathadasa Outdoor 400m track, there is a smooth tarred road, beneath a lush canopy of trees. This secluded path allows you to walk or jog undisturbed by the presence of vehicles.

As you traverse this picturesque route, a breathtaking landscape surrounds you, enhancing your journey with its natural beauty. The experience is not just physically invigorating but also mentally soothing, leaving your mind fully relaxed and rejuvenated. This tranquil environment provides an ideal setting for enhancing your fitness and overall well-being.


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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