JRD Tata Sports Complex

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JRD Tata Sports Complex Stadium
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JRD Tata Sports Complex
Full nameJRD Tata Sports Complex
Location Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Owner Tata Steel
Operator Jamshedpur FC
Capacity
  • 60,000 (1991–2017)
  • 24,424 (limited capacity for high-profile games) - 40,000 (maximum for sports) (2017–present)
Surface Bermuda Grass
Construction
Opened1991
Renovated2017 [1]
Construction cost INR ₹ 400 Million [1] (renovation cost)
Tenants
Jamshedpur FC [1]
Jamshedpur FC Reserves
Jamshedpur FC Youths
Indian national football team (Selected Matches)

The JRD Tata Sports Complex Stadium is a 40,000-capacity (often limited to 24,424 for ISL games) stadium in Jamshedpur, India. It is currently used mostly for football matches and athletics competitions. It has been the home stadium of Jamshedpur FC since the 2017–18 season. The stadium holds 24,424-40,000 spectators for sports matches (depending on event).

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History

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JRD Tata Sports Complex before renovation

The JRD Tata Sports Complex is the largest sports arena in Jamshedpur, India. This sports complex is also used for conducting the Annual Sports Day of many reputed schools in Jamshedpur.

On 5 January 2007, the stadium was also a venue of having prominent performers, such as, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa, and Mahalaxmi Iyer, performed to mark the final day of Tata Steel's four-day celebration of its Centenary Year, event known as 'Shatrang'.

Apart from that a significant exhibition football match was played between São Paulo FC from Brazil and Mohammedan S.C. from India in 2007.

Currently, it is the home ground for Hero ISL based team, Jamshedpur FC. This stadium also holds the record of 2nd highest average home attendance for Jamshedpur FC in Hero ISL's 2017-18 season, and also holds the record of 1st highest average home attendance for Jamshedpur FC in 2018-19 ISL season.

Facilities

As a multi-use stadium, it provides athletes facilities to board, train and compete in the same sports arena. The complex has an international size football pitch with an eight-lane mono-synthetic running track around the field.

It is primarily used for football and athletics but it has facilities for various other sports including Archery, Basketball, Field Hockey, Handball, swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball. It has a full service fitness center which is free for resident athletes and is accessible to the citizens of Jamshedpur for a fee. The sports complex is also the headquarters for the Tata Chess Centre and Tata Archery Academy. It also has a world class swimming pool in it complex.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Desk, InsideSport (23 June 2017). "JRD Sports Complex to get Rs 40 cr facelift for ISL".

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