Declared Open on the 10th of May 2001, the Royal College Sports Complex (RCSC), is probably the best among schools in Sri Lanka today. It is equipped with facilities for many indoor and outdoor sports as well as a complete fitness center under one roof.
The sports complex is situated strategically in one of Colombo’s plush residential areas, surrounded by leading Colleges, international schools, universities and many national sports associations in and around Cinnamon Gardens.
The sports complex dream became a reality to the school thanks to the efforts made by The Royal College Sports Complex Committee (RCSCC), headed by none other than the dynamic chief of Singer Sri Lanka, Mr. Hemaka Amarasuriya and his dedicated team of officials. The project has taken place making maximum use of the plot of land, adjoining Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha between Reid Avenue and Baudhaloka Mawatha earlier known as the Royal College Rugby Grounds.
Besides the indoor Stadium, gymnasium, and pavilion at their usual College grounds at Reid Avenue, the new RCSC is used for both indoor and outdoor sports. The outdoor stadium facing the main pavilion is used for rugby, soccer, baseball and hockey. The Indoor Stadium provides international standard facilities for badminton, basketball, table tennis, volleyball, netball and boxing.
There are three badminton courts of international standard, similar to the state of the art court at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium; the only difference being the lesser number of spectators which could be accommodated at the Royal stadium due limited ground area. However, the three classy badminton courts have a spectator capacity of 250 while there are two separate badminton courts for warm-up and training purposes during peak hours. The multipurpose indoor stadium which hosts other indoor sports has a seating capacity of 450. There are two separate squash courts with a spectator capacity of 150. The rugby ground which is second in standards only to the Sugathadasa Outdoor Stadium has a seating capacity for 2,500 with a further 6,000 on the terraces.
The most notable feature of the Sports complex is the ultra modern gymnasium, which could be compared as equal with any top class venue in Sri Lanka. With an investment for equipment over Rs. eight million by a hired operator, there are two separate fitness centers for both school boys and adults.
The value of the stadium is heightened by the 120-unit car park (including 50 in the basement), a modern cafeteria serving both eastern, western and Chinese food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, players changing rooms, top class media box at the rugby venue and centralized and decentralized public address systems.
The sports complex is made comfortable and orderly thanks to the efficient ground staffs who have been doing a wonderful job to make everyone’s stopover at RCSC a relaxed one.
The Royal College Sports Complex Committee (RCSCC), having made the dream of each and every Royalist, young and old a reality, has now decided to offer the services and facilities to other schools, clubs and associations at special rates. The RCSC has been offering these services under three categories – present Royalists, members of the Royal College Union (Old Boys) and general public.
Bookings are accepted from the members, corporate and individual, national, regional and local sports associations, NSAs and clubs.
Contact the Sports Complex office for reservations or Manager, Mr. Wettasinghe – 0722227438