Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai

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Coordinates: 13°5′8″N 80°16′18″E / 13.08556°N 80.27167°E / 13.08556; 80.27167

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The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is a Chennai stadium and has a capacity of 40,000.[1] It hosts football, and athletic competitions. The complex also houses a multi purpose indoor stadium with a seating capacity of 8000 which hosts volleyball, basketball, table tennis etc. The stadium is named after Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister. The stadium hosted nine Test Matches between 1956 and 1965.[2]

The stadium is located at Sydenhams Road, Park Town behind the Chennai Central suburban Railway station and Rippon Building.The whole area was where the old Madras Zoo was located before it shifted to its present location at Vandalur.[3]

Indoor stadium[edit]

Next to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium,an Indoor Stadium also called as Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium is situated .The indoor stadium has a seating capacity of 8000 which hosts volleyball, basketball, table tennis & other indoor games etc. Here large feasts of cinema, entertainment shows, TV shows (such as super singer junior 3), new cinema Audio songs release are conducted frequently.[citation needed]

Major International Events[edit]

  1. 1998 - World Volleyball Grand Prix Tournament[4][5]

There are numerous other stadiums in India named Nehru stadium after Jawaharlal Nehru.

Records[edit]

The highest scores were made by West Indies, scoring 539-9 and 537-9.[citation needed] The next highest score was made by West Indies scoring 500 all out in Test cricket.[citation needed] The most runs scored here was by Vijay Manjrekar ( 487 runs), followed by Chandu Borde (431 runs) and Budhi Kunderan (346 runs).[citation needed] The most wickets taken here was by Bapu Nadkarni (20 wickets), followed by Salim Durani(19 wickets)and Subhash Gupte (17 wickets).[citation needed]

Renovation[edit]

In 2012, the government announced renovation of the indoor stadium at a cost of INR 10 crore. Establishing a skating rink at a cost of INR 12 crore was also announced.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.justdial.com/Chennai/jawaharlal-nehru-stadium-%3Cnear%3E-Park-Town/044P3008889
  2. ^ "Nehru Stadium: Test Matches". ESPN Cricinfo. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.aazoopark.in/index.php
  4. ^ "India hosted for the first time". Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "7. International Sporting Events". Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jawaharlal Nehru indoor stadium to be renovated at Rs. 10 crore". The Hindu (Chennai: The Hindu). 19 April 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.