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