Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium - Chennaiyin FC Stadium Guide

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Last Updated: February 25, 2021

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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium forms part of a wider sports complex located in the city of Chennai within the state of Tamil Nadu. Capable of accommodating up to 40,000 spectators, the stadium has been home to Chennaiyin FC since 2014.

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Team:Chennaiyin FC
Address: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium History

The sports complex in which Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium sits was constructed in 1993 on the site of the former Madras Zoo and cricket field. Costing an estimated 440 million Rupees to build, the project was built in a rapid time frame of  just 234 days or slightly under 8 months.

Municipally owned and multi-purpose by design, the main stadium was equipped with a 400m athletics track around the perimeter of the pitch. The sports complex contains many more facilities including: volleyball courts, boxing rings, dojos, gymnasiums and even Chess tables.

The stadium is one of several to be named after India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru who emerged as a leader of the country’s independence movement after the death of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948.

Since opening Stadion Jawaharlal Nehru has been home to the Tamil Nadu Regional team, and as of 2014 is now also home to the newly formed Chennaiyin F.C.

Forming one eighth of the Indian Super League, football attendances are predicted to double in the coming decade as the popularity of the sport grows.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium?

Indian side Chennaiyin FC play their home matches at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

What is the capacity of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium?

As of 2024 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium has an official seating capacity of 19,484 for Football matches.

When was Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium opened?

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium officially opened in 1993 and is home to Chennaiyin FC

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in 2024. Please visit the official website of Chennaiyin FC for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.

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