Towards the promotion of sports and players from the standpoint of providing the necessary facilities, first Sports College in Uttar Pradesh was established in Lucknow at Kursi Road in an area of 153 acres. The main purpose of the Sports College is to facilitate overall development of emerging players of the College in games like athletics, football, hockey, cricket, volleyball, Lawn tennis, swimming and badminton etc. by offering proper scientific as well as technical training to its students by trained and experienced staff.
Several schemes are being implemented by the Sports Department in Uttar Pradesh to provide opportunities to promote sports Programmes and bring about qualitative improvement in the performance of sports persons. The Sports Department is creating a wide range of infrastructural facilities in different districts of the state to meet this objective. These facilities include stadium, multi-purpose sports complex, swimming pool, badminton, tennis and volleyball court, gymnasium hall, fields for games like hockey and football, athletics track etc. As a result of these schemes, there has been considerable expansion in facilities for sports persons and availability of sports establishments.