Government/ Private schools, colleges give importance to the Sports & Games by providing proper facilities like coaches, equipment, play grounds etc. They should try to encourage the children for playing sports and games from primary school level and also see that every school/college should have compulsory sports period.
Government as well as private organizations should come forward to support and encourage the sport persons in the city and also to develop existing play grounds, this is very much required since we have 125 crore of the population in India and won only 2 medals in the Rio Olympics, 2016.
Sports to be made compulsory in schools.
District Sports Authority should conduct inter school / inter college / inter university competitions frequently to encourage sports and also to develop competition among the students.District Sports Authority should conduct inter school / inter college / inter university competitions frequently to encourage sports and also to develop competition among the students.
The city has many grounds for playing different types of sports and also cricket stadiums has been using for playing Ranji Trophy & International Cricket matches . The City also has coaching centers for Tennis, Badminton, water sports etc.
Indira Priyadarshini Municipal Corporation Stadium near one town area is the first cricket stadium in Visakhapatnam City hosted the first One Day International Cricket Match.
Dr. YSR ACA-VDCA Stadium at PM Palem, Madhurawada hosts the Ranji Trophy matches, One day International Cricket matches and also IPL matches. The ACA-VDCA Stadium was recently awarded test status making it the 9th venue in the country with test cricket status.
Port Trust Golden Jubilee Stadium is the second-largest stadium in Visakhapatnam, which has hosted Under-19 Youth International matches.
Swarna Bharathi Indoor Stadium, hosts state level /national indoor games, GITAM university Indoor stadium, Port Golden Jubilee Indoor Stadium.
Apart from the above, Railway Stadium, Andhra University Engineering college ground, Andhra Medical college ground, Alwardas ground, Police Stadium, Ukkunagaram Stadium, Hindustan Zinc Stadium, are the major grounds in the city.
Also some schools/colleges have good grounds in their premises.
17.10.2016 : VUDA Vice Chairman, Mr. Baburao Naidu said that Govt has decided to construct Integrated Sports Complex only at Gandigundam. Primarily four designs prepared by VUDA for the sports complex are under consideration and they will finalize one design out of them and start construction. Estimated cost of the project is Rs. 400 cr, with a seating capacity of 50000 people and also the stadium will be constructed to facilitate playing 32 types sports.
05.06.2016 : HRD Minister, Mr. Ganta Srinivasa Rao said Four consultants had submitted designs. The Chief Minister had been apprised of it. The built-up area ranged from 11 lakh sft to 25 lakh sft (with hotel and other amenities). The estimated cost ranged from Rs.210 crore to Rs.483 crore.
21.04.2016 : Multi Sports Complex at Gandigundam in Vizag Smart City. A meeting with architects on the design of the Multi Sports Complex proposed at Gandigundam was held on The stadium coming up over 79 acres will have facilities for 32 Sports. Chief Minister, Mr. Chandrababu Naidu proposed the stadium with the object of hosting the 2018 National Games. VUDA, Vice Chairman, Mr. Baburao Naidu asked the architects to submit the designs by May 14. The designs should include facilities for coaching, ample green cover and multi-level and underground parking.
Construction of Integrated Sports Complex at Gandigundam in an area of 79 acres.
The first match to be held at the stadium after the new press box is provided is the third and final Twenty20 match between visiting Sri Lanka team and Indian team on February 14.
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