Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai

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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, is a multipurpose stadium and has a capacity of 40,000. It hosts football matches and athletic competitions. The complex also houses a multipurpose indoor stadium with a seating capacity of 8,000 which hosts volleyball, basketball, table tennis games. The stadium is also used for functions and concerts. The stadium is named after Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister. The stadium earlier hosted cricket Test Matches between 1956 and 1965. As of 19 Aug, 2017 it has hosted 9 Tests.
The stadium is located at Sydenhams Road, Park Town behind the Chennai Central suburban railway station and Ripon Building. Tamil Nadu football team which plays in Santosh Trophy and Chennaiyin FC, the Indian Super League team representing Chennai use the stadium as their home ground.
The stadium was built on the area where the old Madras Zoo was located before it was shifted to its present location at Vandalur. It was built in 1993 at a cost of in 234 days. In 2012, the Government of Tamil Nadu renovated the indoor stadium at a cost of with a new skating rink. In 2013, Government of Tamil Nadu upgraded the synthetic athletics track, football turf, floodlights and upgrading added a warm up track north of the stadium at a cost of.
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  • The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium was built in 1993 with a seating capacity of 40,000 spectators. The stadium is located at Sydenhams Road, Park Town behind the Chennai Central suburban railway station and...  more »
  • The ground is constructed by govt to hold mega sports events .. It has l=outs of facilities for athletes, skaters, volleyball, tennis, basketball, apart from indoor sports on payments or charge basis ...  more »
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  • Large number of seatings.. Enthusiastic ambience for football fans. Food and snacks available within the stadium.. Clear view from any part of the stadium. Reasonable rate. Parking available Restroom facilities are also there. Food from home, medicines, umbrella etc are not allowed inside the stadium. So, better not to carry these in the bag.
  • Good place to watch sports with pleasant air. Tickets rates also cheap. But hospitality facilities are not up to the mark. Drinking water facilities is not there for emergency purpose. Rest room is not clean and no lights were on.Had a hectic time without these facilities..
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