Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium

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Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium
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Full name Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium
Location chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates 13°04′32″N 80°15′45″E / 13.0756°N 80.2626°E / 13.0756; 80.2626Coordinates: 13°04′32″N 80°15′45″E / 13.0756°N 80.2626°E / 13.0756; 80.2626
Owner Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu
Capacity 8670
Surface Artificial Turf
Construction
Built 1995
Renovated 2005
Construction cost 8 Crores
Tenants
Chennai Cheetahs(2012)


Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium is a field hockey stadium at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Named after M. Radhakrishna Pillai, it was the venue to the 1996 Men's Champions Trophy, and hosted the tournament again in December 2005. It was also the venue for 2007 edition of Asian Hockey Championship, in which India triumphed by a thumping margin of 7-2 over South Korea. It is also the venue for all division matches of the Chennai Hockey Association and the home ground of the World Series Hockey team Chennai Cheetahs.[1]

Major International Events[edit]

1996 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy[edit]

The 1996 Men's Champions Trophy took place from December 7 to December 15, 1996 in the newly built Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium in Madras (now Chennai), India. Participating nations in this post-Olympic tournament were: Australia, titleholders Germany, hosting nation India, Netherlands, Pakistan, and Spain.

2005 Hockey Champions Trophy[edit]

The 2005 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy is the 27th tournament of the Hockey Champions Trophy for men. It was held in Chennai, India from December 10–18, 2005.

2007 Men's Hockey Asia Cup[edit]

The 2007 Men's Hockey Asia Cup is the seventh tournament of the Hockey Asia Cup for men. It was held from August 31 to September 9, 2007 in Chennai, India.India claimed the gold, Korea the silver and Malaysia the bronze.

Major Domestic Events[edit]

  1. All India MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament, Chennai[T.N][2]
  2. 2012 World Series Hockey

Renovation[edit]

Radhakrishnan Stadium is regarded by the International Hockey Federation as one of the best in the world for its state-of-the-art infrastructure. In 2004, the stadium was redesigned and upgraded by the Sports Authority of Tamil Nadu to prepare the venue for hosting the 2005 Champions Trophy in December. After the renovation drive, the stadium features a re-laid synthetic hockey surface and floodlights of international standards.

The stadium boasts a Class I 500lux floodlighting scheme, delivered by the superb flat glass optics of the Challenger® 1 floodlight and 2kW lamp. The IP66 rated unit, with its class leading reflector system and internal baffle further reducing player glare, is ideally suited to the often harsh climate of the region.[3]

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